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Erm if a growth on a pleco is stunted, will it stay stunted for the rest of his life or will he grow bigger when he gets a bigger tank?
 

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I heard that stunted fish can reach the normal adult size, if they are moved to a suitable tank (enough room, good water conditions etc...) Might take more time, and they probably won't grow at the same rate as 'normal' fish, but I think that in the end it makes no difference.
Too bad I forgot where I've read that...
 

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Stunting causes such a decline in growth that the fish would die before it ever reached adult size, see stunted fishes body growth takes a rapid decline....but the internal organs continue to grow at normal rate. The fish literally becomes crushed within itself.
 

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it is bad to stunt growth, the damage is irreversable
 

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Well my biggest pleco stopped when he reached 25 cm's
and will u belive he feels compleatly satisfied in a 60 liter tank? i know its wierd but he is still very very active and does extreamly well

Anyway my smallest pleco stopped growing at somwhere around half the other ones size
or maybe he has just slowed down growing i dunno
 
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