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Old 02-02-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hi FF,
Another thing about caring for fish. I want to get a panaque, they look so cool! I heard they grow to 9 inches, and need a lot of driftwood. If thats wrong plz tell me and could I stick him in my 29 gallon? Also could I fed them zucchini? They are about 2 inches in the store.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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first off ; they can reach 15"+.....second , they need lots and lots of algae wafers along with other foods...
and YES , they need plenty of driftwood to munch on...it aids in the digestion of their food.....
you can feed them zucchini , but why would you ? it has very little real nutrition......feed them foods that are good for them...
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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But could I put him in my 29 gallon?
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3 mollies
2 black tetras
Marble hatchet
2 harlequin raspboras
Yoyo loach
2 BNP
3 Calico BNP
Betta

I now have no lack of plecos in my tank

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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you could put it in a 2 gallon if you wanted to...but for how long..at 2" he will be fine in a 29...but will you be ready to accommodate his growth needs ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Well what tank size would they need eventually...and how long do they usually live for?
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3 mollies
2 black tetras
Marble hatchet
2 harlequin raspboras
Yoyo loach
2 BNP
3 Calico BNP
Betta

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #6
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a royal needs 125 Gallons as a minimum
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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there are many species of "ROYAL" Plecos...some will reach over 20 inches in length...but the majority of them will reach about 15" or so..
and as i said before...they need lots of driftwood and lots of food...you will also need some major filtration as they do produce a lot of waste....
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #8
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I think I will settle for some more Bristlenose plecs.
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3 mollies
2 black tetras
Marble hatchet
2 harlequin raspboras
Yoyo loach
2 BNP
3 Calico BNP
Betta

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