The Gold Spot Pleco, L001, is scientifically known as Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus. This is one of the “big sailfin plecos”, reaching about 12 inches in length at maturity. They’re generally quite affordable these days, and arguably make for a more attractive choice than the standard common plecostomus that still is a routine offering in the aquarium trade. Still, again, note, they will reach nearly a foot in length…so don’t buy this fish just because you want a “cheap algae eater”…buy the L001 Gold Spot Pleco, Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus, because you really want a big, showy plecostomus and are willing to house it for the long haul!
Small is generally 2″ or less, Medium are 3-4″ and are typically fish we’ve grown out in-house.