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Old 05-03-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
 
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Pleco eats plant?

I was wondering if I were to put a pleco into a tank that has java ferns and amazon swords in it would it eat them?
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
 
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It depends on the type of pleco. Which one are you considering??
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
 
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A Clown Pleco
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:04 AM   #4
 
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Clown pleco, a nice choice. I almost went for one for my planted tank but decided on a bristlenose instead. Clowns are a wood eating species so driftwood in the tank is required. As long as you've got the driftwood, have algae wafers available, and supplement with spinach, cucumber, or zucchini a few times a week, he should not be interested in your plants.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:55 AM   #5
 
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Alright cool, a store near me got a bunch of them in last week and so I did some research on them and like the fact that they dont get larger than 4 inches. Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
 
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Post some pics when you get him. I really did want a clown pleco myself but none of my stores had them. I'm pretty happy with my albino bristlenose. He topped out at 4", which is always a nice thing in a pleco- small!
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
 
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Some pics... well i still havent been able to get any good pics of my fish with the camera I have. I'll try but they may not be too good.
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:22 AM   #8
 
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Clown plecos are good looking fish. Pretty darn shy, though. I suggest keeping some driftwood positioned in the tank such that you can get a good view of it from all sides as this will likely be his hang-out spot.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:38 AM   #9
 
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Clown plecos are good looking fish. Pretty darn shy, though. I suggest keeping some driftwood positioned in the tank such that you can get a good view of it from all sides as this will likely be his hang-out spot.
Good idea!! I remember way back when you had given me this same advice and it works amazingly well.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:47 AM   #10
 
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I'll keep that in mind, thanks
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