5cm - 6cm
6 - 7.5
Size: around 2″
A generally peaceful and hardy species, the Blue Eye Pleco is an excellent, undemanding candidate for most aquariums. It grows to a size of only 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm). This smaller size makes for a much more manageable (and less messy) pleco that can thrive permanently in a well-maintained aquarium as small as 30 to 40 gallons. Male plecos may be somewhat territorial with other males of their species, but disputes can usually be diffused by providing ample territory and hiding places for each fish. All other tankmates will be generally ignored, although it is possible that small dwarf shrimp fry might fall prey to the Blue Eye Pleco.
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