Join Date: Dec 2011
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5.5 gallons is too tiny! Hehe, just saying.
Plecos have been known to grow nearly 2 feet long. Some get even larger. Regardless of tank size, a pleco will grow. And grow. And grow. And then die from too much ammonia production.
Hey, as long as you have that 75 gallon, why not just keep the pleco in there and not even bother with the 5.5 gallon tank, which is teeny tiny. It would be easier just to keep it in the 75 gallon and let him shoot through growth, rather than risk him getting stunted in the 5.5 gallon.
Also, remember that plecos like warm water. In the 70s. They are tropical. And do not do well with goldfish. I know this by experience ;)
I don't think you need to worry about a pleco jumping out of the tank. And even if it did, a towel wouldn't help, it would just strangle the fish and get it tangled up. Take a few large storage bin lids and place them over top, weighing them down with some hardcover books.
7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats
Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail
Last edited by PaintingPintos; 05-27-2012 at 03:54 PM.