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    I can not find the Pleco I want and was wondering are there any very colorfull very common Pleco out there 5" or smaller? I already know about Bushynose.
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    Clown Plecos aren't bad looking or too expensive

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    I have a gold nugget pleco, which is pretty common, and is very cool to look at.
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    i forget the name, but they do have a common pleco look alike that only grows 5in. does anyone know the name?
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    I read somewhere that zebra pleco's only get to about 3-4" long.
    Then there is the Rubber Pleco, thats only suppose to get 3-6". Ummm....I think snowball plecos get up to 5 1/2". Thats all I could find, sorry. lol
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    Tropfish. I had one once. I put it my Frog tank and they killed it. It is called a Bristelnose. I know there is another Pleco called Bristelnose/Bushynose,but the one your thinking of is called Bristelnose.
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    I ended up getting a Bushynose/Bristelnose about 2-3 weeks ago. I Have the one Tropfish was talking about once, but could not find another so I went with a Busheynose/Bristelnose.
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    cool, and thanks for telling me the name.
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    Someone mentioned Zebra Pleco's, I had tried to find one, but I've been told by multiple sources that it's no longer legal to import them, apparently they've become endangered. I did find LFS that imports Royal Pleco's, when they're smaller they look a lot like Zebra Pleco's. My Royal Pleco has been fantastic, they do get up to 15 inches, but I was told it would take upwards of 8 years to get that big. I've had mine for almost a year and it is only 3 inches.
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    Just to clarify, the Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) is not endangered by the aquarium hobby. Its endangered by the polluntants dumped in its rivers by the industrial pollution associated with logging.

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