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discusluv
09-11-2017, 09:16 PM
I have been looking for this Pleco for a long time and TUIC has brought it in.
It is killing me... it is so expensive.
It also can get quite large--- 18 inches.
A 180 gallon would probably be too small :(

Look at what an amazing specimen this pleco is:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbjnSEuooqY

angelcraze2
09-11-2017, 09:21 PM
Wow, pleco buddies, you don't see that too often. They are certainly impressive looking plecos, too bad they require such a large tank. How big are they at the LFS?

discusluv
09-11-2017, 09:28 PM
Ive never seen them in the local fish store, but Jeff Rapps from Tangled up in Cichlids just put it on his availability list. His are around 5-6 inches.

angelcraze2
09-11-2017, 10:20 PM
I wonder how quick they'd grow? I've never kept large fish like that one, so don't go my opinion, but you would think a 180g would be large enough for a while before you'd have to rehome?

discusluv
09-12-2017, 12:15 AM
Do you mean get a larger tank? I hope you do because I could never give it away after growing it out. I become very attached to my fish. maybe in 5-7 years it would give me a valid excuse to get a 220 gallon :)
Dont tell my husband I said that :O

Rocksor
09-12-2017, 12:54 PM
Do you mean get a larger tank? I hope you do because I could never give it away after growing it out. I become very attached to my fish. maybe in 5-7 years it would give me a valid excuse to get a 220 gallon :)
Dont tell my husband I said that :O


A 220g is only taller than a 180g isn't it? 72x24x30". It will do fine in a 180g. Some owners have theirs in a 300, and the width of that is typically still 24". Jeff has been getting those in every year for the last 3 years or so.

waylon101
09-12-2017, 01:22 PM
I've never seen this one. Thanks for sharing thumbs2:

angelcraze2
09-12-2017, 04:44 PM
Do you mean get a larger tank? I hope you do because I could never give it away after growing it out. I become very attached to my fish. maybe in 5-7 years it would give me a valid excuse to get a 220 gallon :)
Dont tell my husband I said that :O

Yea...I was actually thinking about what I wrote here, I wouldn't be able to give up those beautiful fish either, especially if I grew them out large. Well, hopefully 180g will be ok for them!

mac
09-12-2017, 07:30 PM
All i can say is wow.