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post #1 of 17 Old 04-12-2008, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
Just got a pleco any tips?

hi i just got back from my lfs adding a pleco to my 40 gallon aquarium cause i have a a little algae just wondering if anyone with plecos has any guiding words to a first time owner

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-12-2008, 05:43 PM
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You couldn't get an easier fish to take care of. They will eat flakes so no need to buy special algae wafers or other foods, even though they are a tasty treat. Mine also loves shrimp pellets. They do poop alot, and grow very rapidly.
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post #3 of 17 Old 04-12-2008, 06:04 PM
What kind of plecostomus? Dwarf? Common?
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post #4 of 17 Old 04-12-2008, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
just a common one
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post #5 of 17 Old 04-12-2008, 06:33 PM
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Uh oh...common plecos get BIG. Like two feet long big. Plus, they stop eating your algae when they get older. I'd recommend exchanging him for a bristle nose pleco, unless you plan on a major tank upgrade soon :)
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post #6 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
yea it is a a bristle nose albino so idk they say about 7 in
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post #7 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 01:43 PM
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Do you have any driftwood in your tank? They need wood in their diet.

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post #8 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
yes i do have a have 2 things of drift food for him
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post #9 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 05:00 PM
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Albinos grow smaller than the standard ones- I wouldn't expect him to grow more than 4 inches, so you're all set there.
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post #10 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
yea i deff dont want anything to big
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