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Nicknac44 09-24-2009 04:19 PM

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?

mollies 09-24-2009 06:43 PM

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.

Lupin 09-24-2009 07:05 PM

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.

MXS 09-24-2009 10:37 PM

My common pleco does.


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