07-27-2011, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by MidnightBaelfire
The owner of the store that I bought the pleco from has assured me that it won't grow to more than a few inches but I plan on keeping an eye on its growth anyway.
Thanks for the quick replies. I'm glad I won't really have to worry about my tank getting over crowded. I don't plan on getting any more fish unless I get a bigger tank.
Any chance you can find out the name of the pleco? Or perhaps post a clear photo?
Store people frequently say a fish won't grow big, but they are under the illusion of that old myth that a fish grows to the tank size. Potentially large fish grow, and if the tank is too small internal stunting occurs and the fish is prone to health problems and usually premature death. There are some small species pleco, like the Bristlenose, but many are 12-18 inches.