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Old 11-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Common Pleco care tips plz

Hi I have a pleco and I need tips on how t care for them. Please tell me!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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a large tank...400+ gallons as they can reach over 3 feet in length...temps 76-80..
lots of algae wafers.....a nice big piece of driftwood to aid in digestion...
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Ya, where do you live? If it is warm all year round like Hawai'i/California/Florida (that sort of thing) I would suggest keeping it in a pond (just go large, say a 300-400gal pond) as ponds are generally larger.

I honestly would not recommend a commen plec, but rather a rubberlip pleco, clown pleco or bristlenose plecco as they all remain a relative small size.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
a large tank...400+ gallons as they can reach over 3 feet in length...temps 76-80..
lots of algae wafers.....a nice big piece of driftwood to aid in digestion...
Three feet? I thought they only get to two feet with a 50g tank. Mines about 3in so far.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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i have seen them 3-4 ft long...
you could probably keep one in a 50 ; but you would severely stunt it's growth and shorten it's life by many years..
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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Common plecos can get 3 ft, however this generally does not happen in captivity. In fact, common plecos remain about 1 to 1 1/2 ft in captivity.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:23 AM   #7
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Now it seems to be moving around frequently in the day. Is this bad?????
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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actually it is pretty normal for them..they will be active both day and night..
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #9
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Also since you live in Ohio, do you know any good fish breeders/stores in Ohio?
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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i really don't know how any of the stores are except for " two turtles" in akron..
it is rare that i ever go into a shop..although i will be going to the petco store in strongsville a lot because i start working there tomorrow...
there are lots of breeders in ohio....breeders of what though ??....i'm a breeder...
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
i really don't know how any of the stores are except for " two turtles" in akron..
it is rare that i ever go into a shop..although i will be going to the petco store in strongsville a lot because i start working there tomorrow...
there are lots of breeders in ohio....breeders of what though ??....i'm a breeder...
Plecos of course! I just got one today. It has a white-tipped tail fin, do you know what it is? Is Two Turtles good? There have been mixed reviews about it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #12
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it's not too bad...i have only been there once..like i said...i don't go to shops...what you bought was most likely a brown bushynose pleco...i breed the brown , albino short fin and long fin...i also breed the calico long fin....i have a clutch of the calicos that were released from the cave just a few days ago.....and a clutch of the brown/albino long fins hatch out yesterday....
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #13
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Lohachata-it wasn't a bushynose, I'm sure. It didn't have a bushy nose.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
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female bushynoses don't have the nose bristles , only the males.....and they don't show until they are about 2 1/2 or so inches long..
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #15
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Yeah, it is a female. I am looking to breed them so would you have any advice?

Off subject, but I kinda don't think you're 67.
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