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FAQs on Giant Sailfin Plecos, Genera Glyptoperichthys, Liposarcus, Pterygoplichthys: Stocking/Selection

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... and about that Pangasiid.

Sucker       12/26/16
Dear find
I have a sucker fish from 2 year I have brought 2 sucker but one died with in 6months and other one is energetic and eating much but he/she is not growing in size
My question is if sucker is 2year old what will be its size?
Thank you
<This is a juvenile Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus or some very similar species. It should get to 45 cm/18 inches in length. Certainly 20 cm/8 inches within 1 year, 30 cm/12 inches by the end of the second year. If this catfish is not growing, despite being well fed, it may have intestinal worms. Treat with something like Praziquantel or Levamisole. Hope this
helps, Neale.>
<Oh! Enil, this is a friend of Neale Monk's; another WWM volunteer. I'd like to add that the albino Pangasius catfish in your photo will get VERY big... and could cause trouble in terms of waste production, possibly ingest some of your other livestock. Please read here re: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/fwsubwebindex/PangCatCompF.htm
and the linked files at top. Bob Fenner>

Pleco donation 7/13/05 Hello WWM crew! <Hi there> I am looking for ideas on where to donate a Pleco that is too big. I want to find him (his name is Harley) a good home. I wish I had known when I got him how big he would get. He is about 14" long and we've had him for several years. We have a 50 gallon tank and he is cramped in there with other fish. We don't have enough money to buy anything bigger. Do you have any suggestions of safe homes or places where there would be a mutual benefit? Thank you for any help you have to offer, Rain and Harley <Mmm, you could try a local public aquarium if there is one... Or the local tropical fish society (likely listed on the Net)... maybe place an advert. at your local fish stores, or even ask them for a trade for a couple of smaller Plecostomus. Bob Fenner>
Re: Donated Pleco 7/14/05
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I had not thought of the aquarium. I tried the zoo, but they said they don't take animals that don't have known histories. I appreciate the thoughts - Rain and Harley <Thank you for your concern, sharing. Bob Fenner>

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