|stephenmontero ||04-12-2008 04:40 PM |
Just got a pleco any tips?
hi i just got back from my lfs adding a pleco to my 40 gallon aquarium cause i have a a little algae just wondering if anyone with plecos has any guiding words to a first time owner
|TheBoss ||04-12-2008 05:43 PM |
You couldn't get an easier fish to take care of. They will eat flakes so no need to buy special algae wafers or other foods, even though they are a tasty treat. Mine also loves shrimp pellets. They do poop alot, and grow very rapidly.
|herefishy ||04-12-2008 06:04 PM |
What kind of plecostomus? Dwarf? Common?
|stephenmontero ||04-12-2008 06:20 PM |
just a common one
|okiemavis ||04-12-2008 06:33 PM |
Uh oh...common plecos get BIG. Like two feet long big. Plus, they stop eating your algae when they get older. I'd recommend exchanging him for a bristle nose pleco, unless you plan on a major tank upgrade soon :)
|stephenmontero ||04-14-2008 11:31 AM |
yea it is a a bristle nose albino so idk they say about 7 in
|jeaninel ||04-14-2008 01:43 PM |
Do you have any driftwood in your tank? They need wood in their diet.
|stephenmontero ||04-14-2008 03:15 PM |
yes i do have a have 2 things of drift food for him
|okiemavis ||04-14-2008 05:00 PM |
Albinos grow smaller than the standard ones- I wouldn't expect him to grow more than 4 inches, so you're all set there.
|stephenmontero ||04-14-2008 05:01 PM |
yea i deff dont want anything to big
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