I have had this plecostamus for about 8 years. He was only 1 1/2" long when I got him. He just died, 14" long! He was a big ass mofo in my 20 gallon tank. I didn't know they got this big, especially since he didn't do a very good job of sucking algae off the glass. I keep telling my GF that we're having fish tacos for dinner tonite, she is sad. Just thought I'd share.