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Oldest pleco?

Postby Cichlid boy » Tue May 24, 2016 11:53 pm

I was wondering what is the oldest pleco they you have kept and what is the biggest you have kept? I have 30yrs old one and that same one is my biggest at 10".
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby Stepnik » Thu May 26, 2016 2:58 pm

What type of pleco?

I have a Common Pleco that is about 6 years old and is almost 14"
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby Cichlid boy » Thu May 26, 2016 5:49 pm

Any type
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby dledinger » Thu May 26, 2016 8:06 pm

Have you had that pleco for all 30 years?? If so, wow!

I've never kept one over 8" or so, and after that I stopped keeping plecos that grow that big.
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby Cichlid boy » Fri May 27, 2016 6:55 pm

No I havny had it the whole 30 yrs. I got oh from my science teacher last year and he said he had it for for 3 years befor the 89 earthquake in San francisco since j live in color is that's how he knew how old it was
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby Cichlid boy » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:12 am

Well the pleco ended up dying today
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:35 pm

Awww, sorry for your loss!
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby selaineh » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:34 pm

Sorry for your loss...maybe it was really "his time" at that age. I have a common pleco that is about ten years old and pushing 16" in my 75 gallon community tank. I'm in the process of ordering a 175 gallon to upgrade his digs--would be nice if he lasts for 30 years!
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby Mr Chromedome » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:48 am

I have a Clown Pleco that is between 12 and 14 years old, I don't remember exactly when I got him. He's about 3.5", which is about as big as they are supposed to get. Had a female who died in March of this year, from the same group purchased.

Sorry to hear that your old fish died. That is what happens to old fish, time to move on. Get another and start over!
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Re: Oldest pleco?

Postby Cichlid boy » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:42 pm

Ya I have about 10 bristle nose plecos that are about 4yrs old and are between 3-5" that I'm hoping will live a long life
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