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    0 Not allowed!
    i used to breed plecos and they were the same size

    however, i currently have a 5-6" common pleco, i found someone on a ad tearing down a tank and one fish is a 9.5" common pleco, $10 with free delivery

    providing ones male/female, can they still breed with the 4" size difference?

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    yep, as long as they are mature. It's common for males to be much larger than females
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    cool.

    is there any other way to sex them?

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    most but probably not all can be sexed by head shape. When viewed from above males have broader heads with more rounded snouts, females have a more pointed head and are broader in the midsection
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    0 Not allowed!
    she said my place was a bit out of her way so i said i would pay $10 for gas

    she said if its one trip, why not get more fish?

    i ended up getting

    1 9.5" pleco- $10
    3 baby bala sharks- $20
    7 tiger barbs- $5
    transport- $5

    it all comes tomorrow, thank god for the 650g coming!

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    I just bought a small Pleco and it is doing great in a 10g tank. How big will it get and is it true that they will grow to the size of the tank and surroundings that it is in?

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    noo!! fish keep growing even if you keep them in too small of a tank. It may stunt their growth but the keep growing. your looking at 2 foot long if it is just a common pleco(probibly is). 10g is way too small.
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    common plecos get over a foot and need a 150g.

    They will get stunted growth in a 10g, but that takes over half of their lifespan away and they will get sick

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    please take that poor fish back or get a giant tank. Trust me most of us has done the same thing you just learn from your mistakes and keep going.
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    she emailed me, shes happy im taking 80% of the fish shes selling since she needs their tank ASAP for a snake, she ended up taking $40 for the pleco, barbs, balas, and transport

    the other fish were 2 kissing gouramis and a 6" pleco, but with the new fish im pushing the 90g to the limit. 650g is a for sure though.

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