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Old 12-24-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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pleco ?

hello everyone im thinking of getting a pleco from a buddy he doesnt know what kind it is its about 7" right now is he too big for a 29g
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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It looks like a common pleco to me.and if is yes it will get too big for a 29 gal. But lets wait for someone else to say something I'm still new ish
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+1 Common plec ^^ They get to over a foot in length with ease, I had one that got far too big for my 48 gallon :/
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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hmmm **** kk well i guess i wont be adding this guy to my colloection of fishies
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Its a high finned pleco,i have one who dose well in my south/central tank,and my lfs uses them in many african tanks,so you may be ok
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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Its a high finned pleco,i have one who dose well in my south/central tank,and my lfs uses them in many african tanks,so you may be ok
do you know how big he'll get?
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I had to put a common pleco in 29 gallon tank. For a short time when I had to sell my 70 gal. He was just to big he could kick the sand all the why to the top of the tank. And it ended up breaking my HOB filter from the sand :-(
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Mine is about 12"
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Its a high finned pleco,i have one who dose well in my south/central tank,and my lfs uses them in many african tanks,so you may be ok
Aka sailfin or common, far too big for your tank xD
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I use gravel,sand is nice but too messy for my crew
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i was really hoping he was as big as he'd get but i guess not
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Ya they get pretty big,you need a big tank
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ok well thank you everyone for your help and quick replies
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Lol mine is small compared to some iv seen
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what do u feed a huuge pleco? how long does it take to grow? my l-83 is now 5.5in, i got it a 2in about 2 months ago. so thats 3.5in of growth and i have no idea whether its gonna slow down or not... haha xx
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zucchini and bloodworms are generally good for plecos. i haven't exactly researched the l-83, but based on the diets of most plecos, it sounds like frozen bloodworms, zucchini, and other fresh vegetables such as spinach and carrots could be good supplements. Some driftwood would also be a good idea for rasping and to help aid digestion. another one i've heard of is spirulina sticks... but i don't have any experience with them. pleco's generally grow very quickly. it would be best in your case to research your fish and find out what exactly their needs are and how big it will get.
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i know how big it gets, and what generally to feed it... but personal experiences with fish are always the best

i have DW it just seems determined not to chew on it haha x
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