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Old 03-28-2011, 05:38 PM   #11
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They grow REALLY fast. I'd take him back and get either a rubberlip or bristlenose pleco. They're only 6 inches full grown.
Agreed, for 99.9% of people this is the case.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #12
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I too disagree on the minimum 300 gallons, that is a bit much, I'd say for a full grown Common Pleco around 100-150g should be rather sufficient. Anyways, I totally agree the better decision would be trading in that common pleco for a bristlenose. Would you rather have a massive, fast growing, extremely messy 2 foot Common Pleco outgrowing your tank, or a lil' Bristlenose that will max out at 4-6 inches? Lol.
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I too disagree on the minimum 300 gallons, that is a bit much, I'd say for a full grown Common Pleco around 100-150g should be rather sufficient. Anyways, I totally agree the better decision would be trading in that common pleco for a bristlenose. Would you rather have a massive, fast growing, extremely messy 2 foot Common Pleco outgrowing your tank, or a lil' Bristlenose that will max out at 4-6 inches? Lol.
Ya, that's just for a more free-to-stock tank. The pleco takes up a vast majority of your bioload in most normal sized tanks. IMO lol.
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This is one of my plecos. He loves pigging out on his algae wafer treats
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Lies jk I have one in a 46 and it all works out
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Lies jk I have one in a 46 and it all works out
How long have you had it?

It will be stunted, whether you can see it is, or not.
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Uh 4 years I think ya 3 or 4 years it's about 6 inches
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Ya. Your fish was stunted. Not much you can do about it now though.
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What that doesn't even make sense it's been in my tank for 4 Years
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Yes, and it stopped growing (which is thought of by most people to be cruel and unhealthy, certainly not in the best interest of the fish) due to the tank size years ago.

If you'd spent your life in a packing crate I'm sure you'd stop growing once you ran out of space, too.
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