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post #1 of 21 Old 11-27-2006, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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rubber pleco

anyone ever heard of one? Im just wondering cause i say it in a lf and it was a good looking fish.
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post #2 of 21 Old 11-27-2006, 08:02 PM
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Was it Rubber-lipped pleco?:) It does exist.:) I wonder where the pleco gang are.

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post #3 of 21 Old 11-27-2006, 08:31 PM
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ive had had two of these guys they get 6ins and i here there on the hard side of pleco to keep iv never had good luck :(
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I've had one of those. it was a rescue from Petsmart. the person who fished out the dwarf puffer for me accidently caught it, and I wouldn't have noticed it if he hadn't. I say "rescue" because petsmart is such a bad place to buy fish... well he came down with this case of seizure inside the quaranteen tank and died...
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post #5 of 21 Old 11-27-2006, 10:10 PM
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I've got one. Cute little devil, also a PetSmart buy. Got him as part of the cleaning crew for a 20 gallon tank with a baby painted turtle in it. He was the last two survivors after 6 months and a move to a 75 gallon. The turtle got every other member of the cleaning crew, and the rubbernose (which I think of as a bulldog pleco - same thing) was skinny as a rail. and about 1 1/2 long. Poor little critter. Put him back in a 20 gallon with lots of plants and small, peaceful fish (neons, pygmy corys, and ottos), and he's already grown 3/4" in 2 months.

Now, what reading I have done on these guys: They're a highland stream species, and can tolerate cooler water (down into the 60's) and like a current. They prefer a light, fine gravel substrate and like to hang out under rocks and driftwood. They lay their eggs under rocks too. They'd be on my list for a cool water river tank. My guy does a great job on Algae (comparable to his weight in bristlenose), and sucks down the shrimp pellets with abandon.

Of course, after the horrorshow of the turtle tank, he is skittish as all hell, and generally stays out of sight, but he's a cute little fellow, and I have found him very hardy indeed.

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post #6 of 21 Old 11-28-2006, 11:28 AM
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I know I want one.
Yes, I know that doesn't help. Sorry.
All I know is that they don't get huge and prefer slightly cooloer temperatures.
And they look cool...

Fish have taken over my house. I threw away my couch to make room for another 125 gallon.
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-28-2006, 11:37 AM
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Has anyone got a picture?
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post #8 of 21 Old 11-28-2006, 01:21 PM
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90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #10 of 21 Old 11-28-2006, 05:11 PM
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Nice plec, Jin. Wish I could get one but I'm stuck to BN. I wouldn't get a common plec even for my arowana tank. Problem is they grow far too large and I don't want another big fish in my possession.:)

Good luck, Trreherd.:)

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