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post #1 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Do Plecos eat live plants?

I'm looking to put some live plants in one of my tanks and i was just wondering if my pleco will eat the plants?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 05:43 PM
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Some will most do. What kind of pleco is it? i dont have a problem with mine eating the plants. but Byron can tell you more bout plants.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 06:05 PM
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Bristlenose plecos usually will not hunt down for plants if there is enough vegetable matter in their diet. Whiptails, clown plecos and a lot of carnivorous plecos will not eat the plants but they will easily uproot them if the plants are not firmly established yet as plecos in general are poor swimmers.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 09:37 PM
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My common pleco does.

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