07-22-2011, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by DKRST
I had a pleco in a lightly planted tank for several years. One morning I woke up and all the plant leaves on all the swords were gone, nothing left. It's possible you can get one that will not eat your plants, but I wouldn't count on it! Feed heavily and regularly with fresh veggies such as sliced zucchini, spinach, green beans, etc. That might keep it from going after you plants, but it's not a sure thing at all.
If you buy one, don't get upset if your plants become one big salad bar!
About the only pleco I know that is consistently noted as plant-safe is the bristlenose plecostomus. Unfortunately, it's a lot smaller.
oh thank you so much!!!
i will return it back to this stupid shop that informs me with useless information all the time! thanks