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Old 01-03-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
 
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Rubberlip pleco?

Hi everyone!! For my up coming 55gal I like to keep a rubberlip pleco and I'm getting mixed info. Petsmart.com says that it grows to be 10". While some sites say they won't grow to be over 6". I would love to get the right info from people who know.


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Old 01-03-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
 
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A lot of sites contradict themselves. From what I understand they stay on the small side,not 10".
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
 
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I have never heard of a rubberlip getting to 10", 6" sounds a little more like what I have seen.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:58 PM   #4
 
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #5
 
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hmmm

from what i understand they rarely exceed 4 1/2".i have a had a couple for years and as far as i can tell they are slow growers as well.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
 
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I've had mine for over a year now. He's about 4 - 5"
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:47 PM   #7
 
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I had a spotted rubberlip (different than the regular ones) that maxed out at about 3". He was a really good-looking fish, too.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #8
 
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So what I'm hearing is that they are around 4"-6" range and they're slow growers. Ostara can you show a a pic of one. Petsmart only carries the plain,but I may be able to order the spotted at my LFS.

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Old 01-05-2011, 04:58 PM   #9
 
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Actually Petsmart frequently gets the spotted ones mixed in with the regular ones, you just have to keep an eye out. From what I understand there are several very similar species, so they may also get some that really do get 10"... who knows. This is the one that I had, picked out from a tank of rubbernoses that looked like this.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #10
 
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Oh, really maybe I'll lucky up and find one.
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