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Discussion in 'Pleco - Plecostomus' started by PuffPuff, Jul 10, 2015.

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    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

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    you are right Dom90, being here i have picked up a lot of information. some that just seems very silly in comparision to my LFS.
     
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    My common must be a freak of nature, he's grown from 1.5" to about 5" in 3 months. ..

     
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    Probably because you're feeding him so much!
     
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    They grow quickly if they're well fed. They can go from 2" to over a foot in less than a year. I have a 180US, it's only 2 ft wide, nowhere near big enough for a 20" fish to be 'comfortable'.
     
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    Mine is definitely well fed, lol. He'll have to be rehomed sooner than I'd like with this growth rate. ..

     
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    Well looks like it's time to starve him for a bit. Lol no I Kidd. Can't do that to my pleco
     
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    Wow thats some speedy growing! I was doing some reading a few days ago and it said 4-6 inches the first year then it slows down dramatically to about an inch per year after that. Bad info or over fed pleco? lol
     
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    I need a better camera. iPhone is terrible for this
     
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    Bit of both.

    In a big tank with lots of food you'd be surprised how round their belly can get. Also they'll choose high protein foods every time. The veg is side-salad. They grow incredibly fast for an armoured cat, and also become a physical hazard to other fish, as the tank starts getting too small. They're very powerful, as you'll know if you've tried to hold one.
     
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    Once mine started getting a couple shrimp pellets every day his growth rate dramatically increased.

     
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    I'm pretty certain it's a gibbi.
     
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