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Do Large Plecs Eat Little Fish??

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Do Large Plecs Eat Little Fish??
Old 01-08-2007, 03:33 AM   #21
 
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whatever you do, don't put in discus with them.
Cam is that because they look like oversized waffers?
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:46 AM   #22
 
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whatever you do, don't put in discus with them.
Cam is that because they look like oversized waffers?

I never thought of that. But maybe he meant it.
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:12 AM   #23
 
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Remove the plecos in this case.:)
Nah, remove the goldfish :D
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:40 PM   #24
 
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That is the oddest thing I have ever heard about a pleco. The only thing I can think of is maybe the goldfish are so slow that the pleco prefer the slime coat and the tails or maybe the pleco are not getting enough food.

It could have something to do with the way they were raised or where they caught in the wild.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:33 PM   #25
 
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i find that plecos have quite varied tastes especily the common type ive never seen them eat live fish but ive watched a large common i own take kio balls from the top by wrapping its lips around and them dead fish will disapear without trace in a pleco inhabited tank
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:13 AM   #26
 
thanks for the ideas, I feed my fish hikari flake for the gold fish and hikari algae wafers for my pleco. I hope that I haven't done anything to cause this behaviour. Guess the gold fish will either make it or wont. THis pleco was previously in a tank with my chiclids where the smallest one was also the brunt of my plecos hunger. The strong will survive, think I will keep the pleco and see what happens. I should take some video of feeding time and broadcast it. Too funny, thanks everyone chat later!
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:42 AM   #27
 
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mine do eat frozen fish (defrosted) as part of their diet, i hope i havent turned them into fish eating monsters lol
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:44 AM   #28
 
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i have 3 plecos in my tank along with a goldfish, guppies and small tetras. i have never had any problems with them at all, they seem to b the least aggresive out of all of them. sometimes i have even seen my small swordtail ' eating' off of my plecos and they dont budge!
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:18 PM   #29
 
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To add to this question: What about small guppy fry? Will a pleco eat those?
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:15 PM   #30
 
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It would be very hard for them to consume and if the pleco is big enough to do it I dont see it wasting any time with guppy fry.
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