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Picklee 08-28-2007 12:28 PM

What pleco is more "natural"
Just out of curiosity, is there a more "natural" pleco for an Amazon tank? Are there even any plecos in the Amazon?

willow 08-28-2007 12:45 PM

sorry if i sound a bit bumb,but what do you mean by
"more natural " ?

The-Wolf 08-28-2007 12:57 PM

literary hundreds of plecos are natural to the Amazon basin
just in the family Loricariidae you have
Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus
Acanthicus hystrix
Squaliforma scopularia
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
to name but a few
for the full list of known Amazon fish see here

Picklee 08-28-2007 01:12 PM

by more "natural," I mean what pleco is more common to the Amazon. I'm not familiar with them, and I was just wondering if there's a certain one that would be more natural-looking with my discus.

jones57742 08-28-2007 02:51 PM

The site which you posted is giving me an error message.


Please go to
and search for
amazon basin fish

The results should keep you entertained for a minute or two.


The-Wolf 08-29-2007 01:28 AM

mr.bojangles 08-29-2007 06:54 AM

if ur keeping them with discus then try a buhy nose pleco or 2 .. ther usually the safest bet with discus cuz they dont get to big and wont freek ur dicsus out

Picklee 08-29-2007 06:57 PM

My discus are actually very social and competitive. I've hand-fed them a couple of times.

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