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post #1 of 6 Old 09-12-2012, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about my new Pleco!

I bought a pleco today. Not sure what kind, however. He's supposed to get up to 18 inches. He's black like the common ones. I was just wondering how fast he is going to grow. I have some African cichlids that will soon be in my new 60 gallon tank, and I want to put the pleco in there when he big enough to hold his own.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-12-2012, 12:43 PM
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You did not say how big it is now. But asuming it is 2-3 inches now it should be fine with your Africans. They do not bother other spices so much. They may check it out but I think he is good to go.

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-12-2012, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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He's small, maybe an inch and a half or two. I have him with a Dalmation Molly and Cherry Barb. He's on algae patrol currently lol. How quickly will he grow though?
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-12-2012, 01:01 PM
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If it is a larger type it should grow a couple inches a year. Feed him algae wafers too.

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i remember when my bristlenose was that little...he's already like 4 inches long!

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-12-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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I did get him some wafers, is it cruel to wait a couple days to feed him one though? He's been moving all over the tank walls in just the few hours that I've had him. An really? The only grow a couple inches a year?? Wow.
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