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Mating Slinkys 06-06-2007 08:36 PM

How fast's he gonna grow?
 
Hey folks, i have a comon plec currently residing in my 30g tank and i was wondering how fast he grows. I'm aware he's gonna out-grow this tank, and i'm gonna be getting a bigger one in a couple of months, so i'm not overly concerned, just curious. I really like the look of big plecs and i guess i'm just a bit impatient for him to be a monster! do they have a 'set' growth rate or is it far too dependant on conditions to be able to say? Cheers.

Enzo 06-06-2007 08:48 PM

i had one for over 6 months and it didnt grow a centemeter so my guess is not to fast

Mating Slinkys 06-06-2007 09:24 PM

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i had one for over 6 months and it didnt grow a centemeter so my guess is not to fast
Really? Mine's gone from 2" to 6" in about 5 months!

Lupin 06-06-2007 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Mating Slinkys
Really? Mine's gone from 2" to 6" in about 5 months!

Growth rate is dependent on tank conditions, tank maintenance and foods.

Mating Slinkys 06-06-2007 09:45 PM

So what's the best way to get him to grow fast? i feeds on a mix of catfish wafers, bloodworm and potato and courgette. tank is well maintained, haven't got water levels to hand...

Lupin 06-06-2007 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Mating Slinkys
So what's the best way to get him to grow fast? i feeds on a mix of catfish wafers, bloodworm and potato and courgette. tank is well maintained, haven't got water levels to hand...

Your second post of a plec growing by 4 inches is already a sign that you are doing well on your own accord.;)

Gump 06-06-2007 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Mating Slinkys
So what's the best way to get him to grow fast? i feeds on a mix of catfish wafers, bloodworm and potato and courgette. tank is well maintained, haven't got water levels to hand...

Pond with lots of food and clean water. The more room you give the better.

Mating Slinkys 06-07-2007 06:00 AM

thanks for that folks, always nice to get some reassurance!

xingumike 06-07-2007 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Enzo
i had one for over 6 months and it didnt grow a centemeter so my guess is not to fast

what sp. of pleco enzo?

wasn't a common, unless it was adult already when you got it.

Slinkys, i experienced a very similar growth rate to you with my first pleco ( a common as well) mine seemed to slow down at 7 inch or so, that rate, as Lupin stated indicates to me that you are doing well as an aquarist :)


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