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post #1 of 4 Old 05-22-2008, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
PLECOSTOMUS ATTACKING OTHER FISH!

I have 2 plecostomus that are really small and I got them from Petsmart. One of them has been attacking my Red blood Parrot fish and I separated the one pleco away and waiting for my blood parrot fish to recover. I don't know what to do right now. Its kinda in a bowl right now. I bought cucumbers to feed the pleco. What can I do to stop it from attacking the other fish if I put it back into the tank?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-22-2008, 03:58 PM
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Can you list your tank size, and water parameters, how long has the tank been running? how big is your parrot?

80 Gallon--One 12" Albino Tiger Oscar(Whitey),One 11" Common Tiger Oscar (MC-THE OSCAR),One 5" Male Convict(TURNBUCKLE),Three 4" Male Convicts(STATE,MR.DESTRUCTO,ADREI),One 13" Pleco(RILO)

20 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict (Sparky),One 2" Female Convict(WRIGLEY),One 6" Pleco(BEAVIS)

10 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict(COUNTY),One 5" Albino Pleco(SUCKER),One 1" Female Convict(PHEEBE)
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-22-2008, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
My tank is 30 gallons and I have 2 red blood parrots and 2 plecostmus. Why do I need to post my water parameters when my fish is eating away another fish!?!?! pH 6.8 nitrite 0 nitrate 2. its been running like 6 years my parrot isnt even the size of my hand.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-23-2008, 01:24 AM
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I have had the same problem awhile back.If one of the pleco's is being aggressive, try separating that one from the other fish with a tank divider until you can put him in a different tank. That is what I had to do, and it worked quite well. In fact I bought one of mine at petsmart, the other at petco.. hope it works out!

80 Gallon--One 12" Albino Tiger Oscar(Whitey),One 11" Common Tiger Oscar (MC-THE OSCAR),One 5" Male Convict(TURNBUCKLE),Three 4" Male Convicts(STATE,MR.DESTRUCTO,ADREI),One 13" Pleco(RILO)

20 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict (Sparky),One 2" Female Convict(WRIGLEY),One 6" Pleco(BEAVIS)

10 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict(COUNTY),One 5" Albino Pleco(SUCKER),One 1" Female Convict(PHEEBE)
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