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Old 12-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Pleco question

I have had my common pleco for 4 years. He has not grown in 2 years. Will he never grow again? He eats well, i give him algae tabs and the walls give him food too, but id like to know.
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How big is he? What tank size is he in?
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2 1/2 inches in a 10g
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2 1/2 inches in a 10g
Maybe 3 inches
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Well, that's why, it's stunted, he could have gone to be 2 feet long, congrats
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Could have worded it better, but yeah.
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Well, that's why, it's stunted, he could have gone to be 2 feet long, congrats
What? Why do you sound mad? I was only in control of the tank as of october! Sorry i guess...
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What? Why do you sound mad? I was only in control of the tank as of october! Sorry i guess...
He's just telling you, I'm sure he didn't mean it in that way . Anyways, a stunted fish means it's organs keep growing, but it's body does not, because the aquarium is not big enough. Your pleco will likely die soon in that small of a tank if he is that stunted.. Please consider either upgrading your aquarium (55g + i believe for a common pleco is minimum) or give him away to someone with a larger tank.
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Oh nonono, I'm not mad, I mean, congrats because you found out how bad the situation is, how you have learned from the mistakes, I know, I talk weird
When a fish is stunted, it's outside stops growing, but his insides don't, and in sometime he will go pop
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Oh nonono, I'm not mad, I mean, congrats because you found out how bad the situation is, how you have learned from the mistakes, I know, I talk weird
When a fish is stunted, it's outside stops growing, but his insides don't, and in sometime he will go pop
Oh ok. Sorry
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