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post #1 of 2 Old 11-01-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Pleco's and hard water

Pleco's (all species) and hard water, yes , no, maybe? Any side affects?
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post #2 of 2 Old 11-03-2011, 03:47 PM
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The answer depends upon the fish species and the "hardness" of the water. Many pleco are wild caught so attention must be paid to their habitat water parameters. But some are far more adaptable compared to other fish species.

You can start with our fish profiles--pleco are in the "Catfish" section--and the profiles are under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. Some of the more commonly-seen pleco are included. If yours is not there, let me know the species and I'll try to assist.


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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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