30 Plecos Under 8 Inches

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.)
 

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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
 

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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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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 :)
 

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

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