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L240 size

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:59 pm
by Chuunofish
Hi, the kind folk here have identified my pleco as a L240. I have had it for 9months and it has not changed in size, it is still only around 6" / 15cm. I understand they grow to around 24cm, does anyone know over what time.

Re: L240 size

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:24 pm
by MissNoodle
Apparently they are very slow growers, someone else told me it took 5 years for theirs to reach 6 inches even.

Ive got one that's over a year old before I bought him, he is barely just getting into the 4 inch range

Lovely plecos, I adore mine. So enjoy! He will take some time to grow larger, unlike some of the more common larger plecos

Re: L240 size

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:05 pm
by meck3427
Mine took 2 years to go from 4" to 6". Is in a 125 with other plecos and gets fed heavy. Like any of the large plecos, head room to grow and good food. Are you feeding after lights out?

Re: L240 size

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:50 pm
by Andrewjw
My breeders have been about 6 inches for a while....i think this is about max size....maybe my biggest male is 7.

However, i think your fish is L-007, based on the black band on the trailing edge of the dorsal and caudal fins that 240 has and yours doesn't. Still gets to be the same size as i understand it.

Re: L240 size

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:53 pm
by Chuunofish
Andrewjw wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:50 pm My breeders have been about 6 inches for a while....i think this is about max size....maybe my biggest male is 7.

However, i think your fish is L-007, based on the black band on the trailing edge of the dorsal and caudal fins that 240 has and yours doesn't. Still gets to be the same size as i understand it.
Really confused about L number as several people have deffo said its L240 but will look at L-007 thanks for the info

Re: L240 size

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:47 am
by Jools
I agree it's not L240, for the reasons well described above. Worth also being clear about SL Vs TL in this discussion. 24cm TL seems about right, but not 24cm SL. I would say about 6-8 years to get to this size in ideal conditions based on L. heterodon I kept for 6 years and got to 6" SL.

Jools