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daisycutter 02-24-2007 05:32 PM

the pleco whisperer
 
i not sure if this is common knolage but when clearing out a tank containing a large/medium pleco i found that if you just slip a hand under its belly and pick it up it stays dead still and calm, while catching in a container or net causes them to thrash madly anyone else noticed this?

sazzy 02-24-2007 06:01 PM

U sure it hasnt died? LMAO :lol: :lol:

my plecs put up a fight but your right, you can pick them up

musho3210 02-24-2007 07:55 PM

dont they have hard spines that can stab you if not careful?

xingumike 02-25-2007 04:56 AM

yup some of them certainly do, I'd like to see this technique tried with my big royal lol, she would end up on the floor before she allowed me to pick her up

daisycutter 02-25-2007 01:15 PM

its odd perhaps its just me hence the title of this thread :P

Zephyr 03-02-2007 03:09 PM

Bristly have mouth stabbers too. :lol:


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