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30 Plecos Under 8 Inches

Discussion in 'Plecos Otos and other Loricariids' started by onemisterchristian, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. onemisterchristian

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    Lately I've seen tons of topics asking about small plecos. So, I decided to compile a short list of plecos that are under 8". I got all of this info from planet catfish. These are just the most commonly viewed Loricariidae species from planet catfish. They are by no means a definitive list or probably anywhere near that. Just some suggestions. Enjoy.

    1. Flash Pleco, L204- 5.2" 130mm
    2. Imperial Pleco, Zebra Pleco, L046, L098, L173- 3.2" 80mm
    3. Clown Pleco, Ringlet Pleco, L104, L162, LDA22- 4" 100mm
    4. Queen Arabesque Pleco L260~ 5" 125mm
    5. King Tiger Pleco, Network Pleco, Scribbled Pleco, L066- 4.8" 120mm
    6. Leopard Frog Pleco, L134 4.4" 110mm
    7. Bristlenose Catfish, Common Bristlenose Catfish, L?- 5" 125mm
    8. Green Pleco, Lemon spotted Green Pleco, L200- 7.2" 180mm
    9. Starlight Bristlenose Catfish, L183- 4.0" 100mm
    10. Para Pleco, L075, L124, L301, LDA02- 6" 150mm
    11. Hypancistrus sp. ,L333- 6" 150mm
    12. Butterfly Pleco, Flounder Pleco, L168- 5.6" 140mm
    13. Hemiancistrus sp. L128- 7.2" 180mm (Apparently some have seen this plec. reach 9 inches anyone else want to 2nd that?)
    14. Tiger ''Peckoltia'', L002, L074- 4" 100mm
    15. Candy Striped Pleco, L015- 4" 100mm
    16. Glyptoperichthys joselimaianus, L001, L022- 8" 200mm
    17. Angelicus Pleco, Portel Angelicus Pleco, L004, L005, L028, L073- 4" 100mm
    18. Chocolate Zebra Pleco, L270, L307, LDA76- 4" 100mm
    19. Medusa Pleco, L034- 8" 200mm
    20. Spotted Medusa Pleco, L255- 8" 200mm
    21. Dekeyseria sp., Butterfly Pleco, Flounder Pleco L052- 4.8" 120mm
    22. Pitbull Plec LDA25 - 2" 50mm
    23. Brown Dot Peckoltia, L006- 4" 100mm
    24. Leopard Peckoltia, L008- 3.2" 80mm
    25. Ancistrini sp. L016-6" 150mm
    26. Snowball Pleco (Hypancistrus sp.) L102- 6.4" 160mm
    27. Spotted Orange Seam Pleco L106- 6" 150mm
    28. Hypancistrus sp. L129- 2.8" 70mm
    29. Spectracanthicus sp. L254- 4.4" 110mm
    30. Panaque sp. L306, LDA64- 4.8" 120mm

    (If you know of any other plecos that are under 8 inches that I haven't mentioned, then by all means add to the list. mods please correct me if any of this information is incorrect.)
     
  2. SirMinion

    SirMinion Sexy Martha Fahaka
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    How very useful.
    Thank you.
     
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    This is just the topic that I needed for new tank. Thanks very much!!
     
  4. TF Keeper UK

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    That list is a godsend onemisterchristian! :D

    I'm looking to stocking a couple of plecos in the near future.

    Your time and effort is much appreciated! :D :D
     
  5. onemisterchristian

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    I've been looking into small plecos anyways; so I'm glad my research could be of some assistance. :nod:
     
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    Butterfly Pleco, Flounder Pleco, L052 (Different species from the L168) 4.8"

    I know there are several more but there are so many common names and species it's hard to find the right info. I think Blizzard Cactus Plecs stay around 5" but I'm not positive on that.
     
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    thank u i will find that a lot of help
     
  8. pieman

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    Of course I would thank you for this but a few weeks ago I searched hundreds of plecos on planet catfish :p

    Nice job anyways :)
     
  9. Bloo

    Bloo ~ I learn something new ~ ~~~~ every day ~~~~

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    The L034 and L255 both reach 8" as well :)
     
  10. onemisterchristian

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    Thanks Bloozoo and Teelie, they have been added. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Pitbull Plec (LDA25) - 2" max

    most 'brands' of Hypancistrus wont pass 5"
     
  12. onemisterchristian

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    Thanks smithrc, I knew you would show up sooner or later. ;)
     
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    smithrc My names Russell.... ....and I'm a

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    Its a great post - Wish I'd seen it sooner :)
     
  14. onemisterchristian

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    Added a few more on there.
     
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    Snowball Pleco, L102,
    6.4" 160mm
     

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