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« on: May 25, 2009, 08:49:48 PM »

About a week ago I bought a calico longfin bushynose pleco

I was just wondering what the avg length of bn plecos are, online research has led me to believe that its anywhere from 4 to 8 inches...just trying to find a more reliable answer.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 09:04:08 PM »

I would expect it to max out at about 4-5".
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 09:15:46 PM »

Thats what I was thinking would be the size.

I was told at the store that without the fins he'd get to about 5-6"

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 09:37:03 PM »

Its possible,there are a few species that fall under the label bn pleco.Of the more common ones though most dont get that big.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 04:06:27 PM »

maybe they were just saying that to cover all their bases.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 01:15:25 PM »

In my experience breeding and raising Long-fin Calicos, they are one of the smallest (true dwarf) and don't get bigger then 3" body length. Adding in that gorgeous tail, however, they can be 6-8 inches....if you are lucky Wink
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