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Moving A Large Pleco
A few years ago, I purchased a pleco. Well, I've realized just how big he can grow! He was about 2 inches long when we purchased him, and now he's well over a foot long!
I also realized that he's not getting any smaller, and he's becoming too big for our 36 gallon aquarium. We purchased a 55 gallon aquarium kit a few weeks ago, loaded all of the essentials into it, and a few days ago, filled it up. I have been letting it cycle without any fish since then.
Moving my other fish, small tetras and a cory cat, won't be a problem. However, I'm worried about moving my pleco. I don't want to use a net, as I've read about their bristles ripping the net open. I also have heard there is a way you can hold a pleco where he won't move, but I don't want to hold him, as he does squirm and tries to "attack" anyone who comes near him.
So, the question is, how do I move my big guy to his new, bigger, home?