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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Convincing the wife...

We rescued a leopard pleco from a friend and she fell in love with it. It's about 4" but will get much bigger and be too big for my 50 gallon. Plus i never had any ideas for anything big in that tank anyways. What do i do? Lol
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 01:16 AM
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Leopard Plecos do grow to be over a foot long unfortunately

You at least have a little bit of time with this fish before you will have to find a bigger tank for it or rehome it

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Your wife fell in love with your new fish! You've already won. Perfect excuse to spend your emergency fund on a new bigger tank, with the wife's approval!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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If he can stay suitable for this 50 for another year, i have a 120gallon in storage. My apartment is too small lol.
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There is another way to look at this question. Right now the fish is a size which you might be able to sell. When he gets bigger and bigger, the buyers become harder to find. Sometimes it can be a question of unloading him now or learn to live with him for what might be a very long time. Local fish shops here will not even look at large plecos.
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If he can stay suitable for this 50 for another year, i have a 120gallon in storage. My apartment is too small lol.
this would be a good chance to say honey.. He can wait a year, but that 120 won't be big enough to house this guy...

Tada!!! lol. I don't think he will get to his full length in a year so you should be safe

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