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Thread: How Fast?

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    I recently picked up a small Royal Pleco. Now I know he's going to get pretty big, and I will eventually have to upgrade the tank (currently he's in a 29 gal), but I'm wondering if anyone has any idea how quickly he will outgrow this tank?
    29 gal Freshwater community tank:
    1 African Butterfly Fish
    1 Royal Pleco
    1 Gold Gourami
    4 Ghost Catfish
    1 Kuhli Loach
    1 Upside Down Catfish
    3 Zebra Danios
    2 White Clouds
    2 Fresh Water Clams

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    I had a normal Pleco in my 10g a while a ago, and he got 6 inches in about 4 months. I had to give him away to someone who had a bigger tank.
    30 Gallon
    - 1 Red Platys
    - 1 Sunset Platys
    - 2 Otocinclus
    - 1 Amano Shrimp
    - 6 Harlequin Rasboras
    - 1 Clown Loach
    - 1 Kuhlii Loach

    10g

    - Platy Fry (3)


    -Bacopa caroliniana
    -Hygrophila difformis
    -Bacopa monnieri
    NEW - Hygrophila Corymbosa
    NEW -Vallisneria Spiralis
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    my plecos in my 33g grew from 3 inches to 6 in 2 years

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    I think it also depends on how much you feed them, right? I barely ever feed my common pleco, and he grew about 3 inches in six months, but I think he has plenty of other stuff to eat
    -75g FW community, planted
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    my 2 common and 1 clown pleco got 8 algae wafers a day

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    It all depends on tank conditions, it took my girlfriends pleco 4-5 years to hit the 11" mark, he has added 4" to that since being here less than a year. The other rescue plec we have was around 3 1/2" when I got her July 4th, and is around 6" now.......larger tank, more room, water changes, and food make a big difference. If you keep a healthy tank and feed him properly he will grow steadily.
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    I saw someone STUFF, and literally stuff a full grown pleco into a little bag and stick it outside their apartment because they didnt want it anymore. By that time I got rid of my 120g and the largest was my 33g, and that wouldnt work, so i gave it to a vet and apparently the vet found a home with a big tank.

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    It definately depends on water quality, space, and the amount of food it gets to eat.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

    Tanks:
    20g long: 4 panda cories, 1 honey gourami, 1 apistogramma borellii, 1 male cacatuoides
    20g High: 3 bolivian rams, 12 rasboras
    8g hex: empty
    5g: empty

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