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post #11 of 26 Old 03-07-2007, 02:20 PM
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PITBULL PLECOS they are cheap and very small 3 inch max and they dont mind company
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post #12 of 26 Old 03-07-2007, 11:17 PM
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A clown pleco, or 1 or 2 pitbulls would be awesome :D

If you go with a clown make sure you have wood, since they are a wood eating plec.
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post #13 of 26 Old 03-08-2007, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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do pitbulls have to be in groups?
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post #14 of 26 Old 03-08-2007, 02:32 AM
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they prefer to be yes, i would get a small group of lda25 (3 max) or the same amount of otos, they will do the same job on algae control.

where have you seen zebs for £70 btw?

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post #15 of 26 Old 03-08-2007, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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i have seen them for that and more on ebay.

i think i might get a pitbull or 2 when they are in stock. will i expect them regularly in stock and do they breed well in an aquarium? do i need wood for them? thanks for the help

so i can have:

1-2 pitbulls
4 peppered cories
3 male guppies
pair of dwarf gouramis

in a 15g/60l ( i have good (not great) filtration, aeration and i will do 35-40% water changes weekly.
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post #16 of 26 Old 03-08-2007, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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i went to my petshop yesterday and found clown plecs. could i have one of them instead? i have never seen a pitbull in my petshop so i dont know if they will ever have them. if i cant have a clown pec i will ask the pet shop and wait until they come in.

thanks
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post #17 of 26 Old 03-08-2007, 06:50 PM
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i went to my petshop yesterday and found clown plecs. could i have one of them instead? i have never seen a pitbull in my petshop so i dont know if they will ever have them. if i cant have a clown pec i will ask the pet shop and wait until they come in.

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1 Clown would be awesome :D

A clown pleco has to have some driftwood, pitbull does not, but he would probably like some.

A clown pleco is a panaque, which is one of the few (I am not sure if it is the only) families of loricariidae that have a special wood digesting bacteria in there gut.

In the wild they eat almost exclusivly wood, and can certainly survive on wood alone, but it is really messy in a tank.
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post #18 of 26 Old 03-09-2007, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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i'm not getting a clown i don't think. it says they like bigger tanks.

however, i think i will either get 2 pitbulls or one queen arabesque to go with my 3 guppies, pair of dwarf gouramis and my four peppered cories in my lovely 60l/15g.
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post #19 of 26 Old 03-09-2007, 10:41 AM
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Where does it say they need a bigger tank?

It is fine with me, but I just want to know...
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post #20 of 26 Old 03-09-2007, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile80.html
here it says you need a 29g tank

http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/prof...clownplec.html
this website says you need 20 -30g tank

howver, i have a 15g
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