This item is a breeding pair of super red calico (marble) shortfin bristlenose plecos, approximately 1 year old. The pair pictured is the ACTUAL pair you will receive. All the hard work of raising these healthy little buggers over the last year is done for you. You will not get some generic fish, you will get the EXACT fish shown in these photos. Female has been repeatedly fat with eggs - we have recorded two clutches of eggs with this pair. Plecos are easy and fun to breed. We breed them right along side our angels. You can create hundreds of little pleco babies in no time! Pair has excellent deep red coloration and marbling. All you need is a broken flower pot or pleco cave and this pair can go right to work. This pair would ship Priority as do our angels, so nothing special is needed at checkout. If you'd like to upgrade to Express, please contact us directly. Remember - FREE shipping is available on this pair if you pay with check/money order.