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post #1 of 8 Old 08-28-2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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What pleco is more "natural"

Just out of curiosity, is there a more "natural" pleco for an Amazon tank? Are there even any plecos in the Amazon?
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-28-2007, 12:45 PM
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hi
sorry if i sound a bit bumb,but what do you mean by
"more natural " ?
:)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-28-2007, 12:57 PM
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literary hundreds of plecos are natural to the Amazon basin
just in the family Loricariidae you have
Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus
Acanthicus hystrix
Squaliforma scopularia
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
to name but a few
for the full list of known Amazon fish see here
http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/TrophicEc...t.cfm?e_code=1

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-28-2007, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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by more "natural," I mean what pleco is more common to the Amazon. I'm not familiar with them, and I was just wondering if there's a certain one that would be more natural-looking with my discus.
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-28-2007, 02:51 PM
TW:
The site which you posted is giving me an error message.



Pick:

Please go to
http://www.planetcatfish.com/core/search.php
and search for
amazon basin fish

The results should keep you entertained for a minute or two.

TR
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 01:28 AM
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so it is
second attempt
http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/TrophicEc...TOKEN=18410812

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 06:54 AM
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if ur keeping them with discus then try a buhy nose pleco or 2 .. ther usually the safest bet with discus cuz they dont get to big and wont freek ur dicsus out

just because the guy with 4000 post ses its so... doesnt mean it is
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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My discus are actually very social and competitive. I've hand-fed them a couple of times.
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