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Whoa, where did she come up with that?? :shock:
A Plec, especially a common like you're talking about should be counted by 10 fold.

It's all about body mass if you're trying to use the inch rule, even if they're smaller fish like a Hatchet (for example).

My old common Plec lived to be about 14, and he reached almost 18" in length. I had him in a 125 gallon, and that didn't leave room for much else.
After that it's been nothing but smaller Plec's for me, and even they contribute a lot more waste than many fish.

Now I have a couple of huge Bala's that I'm waiting to live out their life (they're around 8 ), and it will be smaller fish replacing them (and lots more of them for the buck :) ).
 
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