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No not at all.your fine with that amount of fish. You should also get a group of corys rather than just one. 1" of fish to 1 gallon. Is that US gallons?
 

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Oh, thanks. but means nothing to me!! I'm a bit closer to home than that!!! LOLZ
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63litres in2 US gallons is like 16.7 gallons

do u just go buy litres?? I think its like 3 cm of fish per every litre

do u not have 2 keep the clown loaches in a bigger tank???? will they b all right in my 1??
 

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The Pleco will not work. They need at LEAST a 55 gallon tank because they can grow at least 18".
 
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the thing about the pleco is when it outgrows my tank I can give it 2 my best m8 and then he'll sell it in the pet store or he'll keep it but they grow pretty slowly his pleco has grown about an inch in 8 or 9 months

I'm always in so early in here lol different time zones ah but anyway I did sum calculations the 4 fish I hav in my tank at the minute have taken up 6.6 gallons so plenty of room left guys fully grown its about 8 gallons so still room left I'm gettin my new batch next weekend probably friday up in G T's and Pets At Home < they have the smallest plecos ive ever seen lol so I'll tell u all how my new arrivals get on

thanks C W
 

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Craig. mate. that's like saying do you go by euros in northern ireland! NO weve got the same measurements!!!!!
 

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Craig. mate. that's like saying do you go by euros in northern ireland! NO weve got the same measurements!!!!!  
 

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I think the whole pleco thing is a bit over-rated...
they grow REALLY slowly, like REALLY!!!
i've got a six, maybe seven year old at 5". I know the whole 'fish don't grow bigger than the tank they're in' theory has been mostly dispelled, but some of the older fish I have that apparantly are supposed to be HUGE aren't!!! I assume mostly to do with the tank size, but then again..?! who knows but the fishes
 
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I totally agree with u m8. My best m8s tank which he has had 4 a year or so his fish that he has in it r meant 2 b huge like the pleco and has only grown like an inch and abit it is very over rated I think as well
 

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I really am not trying to discourage you, but my Plecos grow quite fast. My Little Monster was maybe 2-3" when I got him about 7 weeks ago. I'd have to say he's close to 5" now. I kid you not. And the Monster, he was about 6-7"" or so when I got him and he's maybe 9-10" now. Just letting you know
 

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That's amazing!! Mine has also grown very slowly :-\ I've had him about 5 months and he's still the same size. I don't mind though - I've still got to set up my large tank for him.
 
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I'm hopefully gettin mine on friday can't wait !!! ;D

I'm startin my platy revolution on friday in stead of gettin the clown loaches I'm goin 2 start with 2 mickey mouse platies
 

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Miss Mouse said:
That's amazing!! Mine has also grown very slowly  :-\ I've had him about 5 months and he's still the same size. I don't mind though - I've still got to set up my large tank for him.
Do you feed him the algae wafers? My 2 Plecos get 2 wafers a night. Maybe that's why they're so darn big! They're happy, so I'm not messing with a thing
 

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Yeah mine gets algae wafers but only once or twice a week so I'll see if increasing them will make him grow more. I would like a larger one for the big tank so he doesn't look out of place :-\ I've been thinking about the theme for the new tank and we decided to get an artist friend of mine to paint a desert scene for the background with a few cactI and red and yellow sand dunes so it will look like the fish are flying through a desert heehee ;D
 

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