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Hi! It's a pleasure to meet all of you 🥰 My name's Heather, and I'm sorta new to the whole fishkeeping thing. I've been doing it for about 6/7 years, and I'll admit I didn't always do so well (I was never informed on proper tank sizes or anything 😓). I currently have a sailfin Pleco named Bartleby in a 65 gallon tank with a handful of Mollys, a mix of golden panda and dalmatian, and I used to have a 20g with a Betta, an African dwarf frog, and a blind goldfish named vivimus. My goal is to be able to have a 150 gal for Bartleby, or even an outdoor pond of sorts for him, and I'd like to try a smaller saltwater tank as well but for now I'm sticking with the Pleco 😅. Thanks so much for advice and helping out! It means a bunch, I promise 💙 here's my current set up and my big cryptid. Bartleby is roughly 21" now and I love him w my heart and soul
 

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Welcome! Your pleco is absolutely stunning! Happy to see another person with a sailfin!
Thanks!! He turns five this year I think. I got him from Walmart at about two inches and they never told me like....anything so he was in a tent gal, then a 20 gal, and I was just able to afford his nice new tank 🥰
He's also a brat and has eaten a few fish smh
 

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Thanks!! He turns five this year I think. I got him from Walmart at about two inches and they never told me like....anything so he was in a tent gal, then a 20 gal, and I was just able to afford his nice new tank 🥰
Yes, they do get big!! Bought mine at ~3 inches, and now he's around 6!
He's also a brat and has eaten a few fish smh
Hahaha, I don't know if being a brat constitutes eating your friends!
 
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Yes, they do get big!! Bought mine at ~3 inches, and now he's around 6!

Hahaha, I don't know if being a brat constitutes eating your friends!
Yeah lol Bartleby's around 20" now 😅
And yeah lol he's an opportunistic omnivore, it's the worst and why his only tank mates are mollys. He also can't have live plants bc he rips them to shreds and leaves rotting plants everywhere 😅
 

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Yeah lol Bartleby's around 20" now 😅
And yeah lol he's an opportunistic omnivore, it's the worst and why his only tank mates are mollys. He also can't have live plants bc he rips them to shreds and leaves rotting plants everywhere 😅
Wow! My sailfin's nowhere near that aggressive! He gets a bit frustrated sometimes but nothing to write home about like that!
 
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Wow! My sailfin's nowhere near that aggressive! He gets a bit frustrated sometimes but nothing to write home about like that!
Yeah lol. He's actually that same breed that they've been having issues with in Florida rn, the sailfin catfish? Like I said I got him from Walmart, so they were definitely selling breeds they weren't supposed to 😅
 

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The left pic is my new sailfin pleco I got all my plecos this small and I have 2 that r this big in 2nd pic
 

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