Usually 'up to' means the largest they have been known to get in perfect conditions. I know Plecos can get to 24" but most hover at 14". I know a certain cichlid I LOVE grows to 10" but most have never seen them over 7".
BUT I had my 5 in a 10gal with a Common pleco and 2 Danios and they and the tank did well :) I'm seriously thinking of having a whole tank full, but the ones here at my LPS are sickly looking, dropping like flies.
That black male... when I brought him home he was dull and had no fins. I figured he would come here to die since he couldn't even swim to the top of the tank. 2 months later, he's vibrant and has a blue shine on his sides, and his tails are perfect :) He's my fav... along with my marigold girl. My red wags are shy.
Last edited by Pitluvs; 07-20-2011 at 11:22 AM.