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post #11 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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lol, understandable. Good luck with your babies!
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post #12 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 10:53 AM
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I'm already the guy who send two people dead/dying fish.
And I've only sent 3 fish boxes.

Still, I'd try aquabid if 1077 is leery to do it.
You can usually buy about 6 1-2 inch plecos for under 30-40 dollars shipped.

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Thanks Redchigh. I really only want 1 though.
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post #14 of 32 Old 03-18-2010, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Well I'm going with the BN pleco. I'm reading that they need driftwood. Is this true? I don't have any DW in my tank but can put a small piece in if it's needed. If it is needed, how big does it have to be? Can I just get a piece that's a few inches in width and length?

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Well I'm going with the BD pleco. I'm reading that they need driftwood. Is this true? I don't have any DW in my tank but can put a small piece in if it's needed. If it is needed, how big does it have to be? Can I just get a piece that's a few inches in width and length?
They like gnawing on driftwood as it aids in their digestion. I wouldn't think it would have to be that large, just so long as you provide a piece that is the length and width of his eventual adult size. They like to hang on the driftwood so it would be nice if it was as big as he is going to be.

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post #16 of 32 Old 03-18-2010, 11:33 AM
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I have a 55 gal. tank and I have 2 Bushynosed Plecos, I love them they stay small 4-5 inches tops and no bigger and do a great job in cleaning the tank and they are very active. I always see them when I go by the tank. I do not have any driftwood and they are fine in my community tank. I also have a bushynosed in all of my smaller tanks and 1 is a 6 gal. I have a friend that breeds them and is overrun by baby BN. I have less then 1" babies and they are so cute. I would wait and have your LFS order some for you then wait a week after shipment in case of stress deaths and pick yours up then.
I noticed that you already have 1 bushynosed pleco. It would be nice to have 2 in your 55 gal. tank.You never know how large the other ones will grow to and I think the bushynosed plecos are one of the smallest plecos that you can get. Once my babies get to big for the smaller tanks I rehome them as they are easy to find homes for. My friend always have babies to give me.

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post #17 of 32 Old 03-18-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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I don't have the BN pleco yet. I added that on to my signature when I asked my LFS to order me one. I am only planning on getting 1 for my 55g.

By the way, does your friend ship their BN Pleco's out?
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No, She only shipped twice to a friend of mine. She worries about the fish when she ships them. It is expensive to ship them also. About $11.95 foam box, breather bags, heat pack and that is priority mail 1-3 days. If you have a friend that wants some I would try http://www.aquabid.com they have good prices but it is always for 5 or more.Sometimes sellers have free shipping. This works like E-bay but it's all fish related and to post an ad it is free sort of like Craigslist. Most fish stores will order them for you. I would try that first as they will order enough for their store and you will not be charged for shipping and it will be cheaper for you.
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post #19 of 32 Old 03-27-2010, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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So, my LFS is ordering albino BN pleco, and a regular BN pleco for me to have my choice. A few people on this forum have albino's but I can't seem to find the pictures right now. I also saw for the very first time a Farlowella catfish at my LFS that was sooo interesting. Now I'm really torn on my decision
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My BN is not the albino version. He's a beautiful dark chocolate brown with caramel spots. Since getting him he has doubled in size, his coloring has developed into an amazing swath of richness, and he's one hell of an algae eater.

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