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How my old is pleco?

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2 days ago I bought a huge standard pleco for only £10. its 15inchs long, its mouth is the size of my thumb. I asked the women at the pet shop how old it is but I think she sort of guest and said 4yrs old. is that true? also my pleco to touch feels like sand paper, oddity there to name one.
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This thread is no good without pics
There are so many things that can affect fish growth rates that there is no way to look at a fish and be sure. Most Pleco species dont hit full growth or sexual maturity till theyre at least 2-3 years (some species longer), though.
No way to tell without examining its inner ear bone after dissection. Yes their skin is very rough.
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