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dean30bb
08-09-2008, 11:17 AM
hi all ive been planing to get a common pleco when its small and grow it up in my discus tank till its big enough to put with my oscars and i was wondering what the average price is for a commen pleco, only one of my LFS's sells them but i can order them from others but this one sells them for about 30 bucks at roughly 2inches. is this a good price.
thanks

gm72
08-09-2008, 11:25 AM
Very high price. Should be more like $10 or less.

Tolley
08-09-2008, 11:42 AM
Common Plecos here are about 2-3 ($4-$6)

And i heard somewhere that plecos shouldn't be kept with discus? Probably wrong but could someone shed some light on this?

gm72
08-09-2008, 12:09 PM
I have heard the same thing although I can't back it up with experience or research. It makes sense though as I know that Discus require relatively clean water and plecos are very dirty fish.

dean30bb
08-09-2008, 12:11 PM
yeah its not a good idea to have plecos with discus because they tend to suck on to the sides of them but im only goin to grow him up in that tank so he wont be huge

angelcakes
08-09-2008, 12:37 PM
Common Plecos here are about 2-3 ($4-$6)

And i heard somewhere that plecos shouldn't be kept with discus? Probably wrong but could someone shed some light on this?
correct about the pricing and also correct about the discus, plecs tend to leech onto discus therefore sucking off the protective slime and yes messy fish

bushwhacker
08-09-2008, 03:52 PM
think i paid 3.50 to 4 dollars for my plecos

Lady Hobbs
08-09-2008, 03:58 PM
All of $6 here.

Red
08-09-2008, 04:16 PM
They are two dollars here

dean30bb
08-10-2008, 04:59 AM
mabey its just cas its here in australia thats probly why it cost so much

cocoa_pleco
08-10-2008, 05:04 AM
$2 for a small one here, $4 for a medium, $30 for a fullgrown