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Can Plecos be kept with live bearer fry??

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Can Plecos be kept with live bearer fry??
Old 06-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
 
Question Can Plecos be kept with live bearer fry??

I am going to be breeding live bearers and I was wondering if it is ok to keep plecos, Cory catfish, and or snails with live bearer fry to eat scraps, clean, exc. Thanks!!
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
 
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It really depends on the pleco. If you are just talking about a standard bushynose you should be fine. Some of the smaller Hypancistrus will predate on fish fry and shrimp, large sailfins and hypostomus have also been known to eat fry.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
 
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Cory cats and snails will do well. Cory cats really just eat any extra food off the ground.

Our common plecos eat any dead fry that are in the gravel, but there are some that are strictly herbivores.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
 
OK thanks to both of you!! I will put some small snails that came on one of my live plants from the lfs and buy a baby cory for 1$ ! I am not puting a pleco because most of the plecos at the lfs are common plecos and they are all different so I will do some research and upgrade to a pleco eventually on my next batch of fry. Once again Thanks!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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Since cories are schooling fish, you will want to buy more than just one. Usually it is recommended to have no less than 6 ;)
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