10-28-2009, 12:49 AM
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He's probably 3-4 inches, even with the large part of his tail gone. It is only his tail that is tattered. I have 3 mollies, 2 swordtails, 2 neon tetras, and 2 red eye tetras with him. He's at least twice the size of any of them still. He in no way seems the docile wimp that the pet store guy claimed they are. When he gets his algae wafer and they go after it, he is not the least bit timid when taking it away from them. The pet store guy claimed that the livebearers do it in the middle of the night (aren't plecos more nocturnal than livebearers?) and they do it b/c they know he will eat their babies. It is my understanding that they will eat there own babies (hence my last batch of babies was one swordtail, and I do have baby grass floating in my tank.) I think that covers all that you asked. I just couldn't really believe this and I can't believe they would all of a sudden, after months and months, shred his tail to half it's size in a week or two tops. ???
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