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post #1 of 6 Old 02-24-2007, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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the pleco whisperer

i not sure if this is common knolage but when clearing out a tank containing a large/medium pleco i found that if you just slip a hand under its belly and pick it up it stays dead still and calm, while catching in a container or net causes them to thrash madly anyone else noticed this?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-24-2007, 05:01 PM
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U sure it hasnt died? LMAO

my plecs put up a fight but your right, you can pick them up

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-24-2007, 06:55 PM
dont they have hard spines that can stab you if not careful?
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-25-2007, 03:56 AM
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yup some of them certainly do, I'd like to see this technique tried with my big royal lol, she would end up on the floor before she allowed me to pick her up
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-25-2007, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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its odd perhaps its just me hence the title of this thread :P
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-02-2007, 02:09 PM
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Bristly have mouth stabbers too.

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