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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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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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If it is a larger type it should grow a couple inches a year. Feed him algae wafers too.
 

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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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