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Gwen 05-16-2007 08:34 PM

Question about a rubber lip pleco
 
I had always heard and been told that plecos are great community fish and are allege eaters. Well my rubber lip pleco "attacked" my african dwarf frog! He chased my frog around and then landed on him at was sucking on his head! Is this normal pleco behavior? Did it actually hurt the frog? Should I remove the pleco? Thanks for your help!

Enzo 05-16-2007 08:36 PM

maybe the pleco likes the frog

Lupin 05-17-2007 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Enzo
maybe the pleco likes the frog

In what manner? There are several plecs that are known to suck the slime coat even of the discus and angelfish. The way they suck can be derived in the development of their taste for slime coat or mucous membrane. Victims will easily be stressed and render vulnerable to diseases particularly skin diseases. Separate your pleco from the frog.

lioness501 05-17-2007 04:44 AM

my pleco does this to my frog all the time, especially wen they r fighting over food! the frog gives as good as he gets tho and never seems stressed! my frogs seem to always sit underneath my plec and hes quite big too so they cant b scared of him!

Mating Slinkys 05-17-2007 05:54 PM

Enzo Wrote
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maybe the pleco likes the frog
Well if your plec REALLY likes the frog and you can cross breed them, you'll make a fortune!

leifthebunny 05-17-2007 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by lioness501
my pleco does this to my frog all the time, especially wen they r fighting over food! the frog gives as good as he gets tho and never seems stressed! my frogs seem to always sit underneath my plec and hes quite big too so they cant b scared of him!

I'd watch for this. I've got an Oto that always attaches to my dwarf gouramis, but only when they are fighting over an algae wafer. Soon as the gourami vacates, the oto goes back to the food. Otherwise, they are peaceful to each other.

lioness501 05-18-2007 04:26 AM

he dont do it aggressively i think its only wen he swims over the frog and stops, i dont think he actually sucks him most times only at dinner time


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