12" pleco-- tank or pond?
I am rescuing a 50 gallon tank and one if its inhabitants is an enormous spotted plecostamus-- 10-12 inches maybe, and I am not to thrilled to have it around. I had smaller one once and he was nasty. At his size, does he need to be in a pond? He seems too big to be happy in a 50 gallon tank-- how big a space does he need? I am thinking about rehoming him, or maybe taking him back to the store he came from 2 years ago. It certainly can't be safe to release him into a lake or pond, could it?
29G planted, low tech: Anubias, Crypt. spiralis, Java fern, Java moss, Christmas moss, floating Ceratotopsis
6 platys, 6 black skirt tetras, 10 neons, 6 glo-light tetras
50G high tech, a tank of rescues: 12' pleco, clown loach, striped raphaelle catfish