New tank and creatures! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 38 Old 12-31-2008, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
JHK30's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
That WOULD be scary to wake up to a crab staring you in the face. lol
thanks guys that made me fell way.... WORSE! lol

Changing my 30gallon freshwater tropical. Into a aggressive fish tank.
JHK30 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 03:15 PM
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
forgot to mention,the ghost shrimp liked them very much too.
i'll try and sneak a picture of my plec eating the pellets later if i'm quick.
he's camra shy,and swims off as soon as i get near.

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.
willow is offline  
post #13 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
JHK30's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by willow View Post
forgot to mention,the ghost shrimp liked them very much too.
i'll try and sneak a picture of my plec eating the pellets later if i'm quick.
he's camra shy,and swims off as soon as i get near.
my first pleco wasnt camera shy then I got a new one and this one wasnt, now its grown and it doesnt even come out EVER! I never have seen it out for months... I see it in there but it never comes out. it isnt dead though

Changing my 30gallon freshwater tropical. Into a aggressive fish tank.
JHK30 is offline  
post #14 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
JHK30's Avatar
 
EDIT: see in my avatar right under them rocks, its that black thing in there. thats my pleco

Changing my 30gallon freshwater tropical. Into a aggressive fish tank.
JHK30 is offline  
post #15 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 03:28 PM
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
mine lurkes around the tank,but soon knows when the pellets are droped in.
i think he only comes out now in the light because he's grown.

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.
willow is offline  
post #16 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
JHK30's Avatar
 
I have sat up all night with my tank light off staring at the tank. and it doesnt come out.

the odd time you can see him wiggle to get comfortable. I need a new pleco

Changing my 30gallon freshwater tropical. Into a aggressive fish tank.
JHK30 is offline  
post #17 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 04:23 PM
New Member
 
Hailfirex's Avatar
 
Have you tried putting a little driftwood in the tank for the pleco? I have read that they like a little driftwood in their diet. If you do get a piece of driftwood, make sure it has some way to weigh it down. I wouldn't give up on your pleco just yet. My pleco I have had for years and is full grown (12 inches) it likes it's cave but does come out periodically.

Let me know if this helps
Hailfirex is offline  
post #18 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
JHK30's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hailfirex View Post
driftwood
so they eat drift wood? and doesnt it cost a lot?

Changing my 30gallon freshwater tropical. Into a aggressive fish tank.
JHK30 is offline  
post #19 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 04:54 PM
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
you can pick the wood up cheap enough,depending on what size you want,
check out craigs list ? the LFS charge quite a bit.
you could try some zuccini weighted down,or cucumber,they like that too,
and your other fish will pick at it too.

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.
willow is offline  
post #20 of 38 Old 01-01-2009, 05:11 PM
New Member
 
Hailfirex's Avatar
 
Depends on what you consider expensive. I bought this piece for about $25 for my 75 gallon from my local fish store. It's a good size piece and came with a stone base (under the gravel) to weigh it down.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg driftwood-piece-2.jpg (53.3 KB, 30 views)

1 Tinfoil Barb
1 Silver dollar
1 common Pleco
1 Jack Dempsey
5 Cory cats
Hailfirex is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weird creatures Allietank Saltwater Fish Diseases 2 05-03-2008 12:41 AM
new creatures serpaekeeper45 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 08-22-2007 01:57 PM
what other kind of creatures... Enzo Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 06-08-2007 09:36 PM
More creatures for 90 gallon Astaroth Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 02-18-2007 02:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome