05-06-2013, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by fish monger
Looks like a Common Plecostomus to me. I've never heard of them doing this but, they are probably eating the slime coating from the goldfish. If so, it is very harmful to the goldfish. Chinese Algae Eaters do this but, as I said, I've never heard of plecos doing it.
Yes, that is exactly right. It's not very common, but you do hear about plecos doing it occasionally. It's a rare occurrence, nonetheless. However, that doesn't stop people from shouting that you can't keep plecos with goldfish. That's like telling people not to swim because you might drown.
ive read that plecos can do this if they have a poor diet. Supposedly, once this behavior starts it will always be. Sent from Petguide.com App