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  1. Naming my Albino Pleco and a group of Loach Kuhli

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So I just new fish for my tank and I'm trying to give some names to them. My Angelfish are Lilith and Gabriel (names of angel/demons from Supernatural {Lilith is black}) My Rainbow Shark is Jawslyn I want to give unique names for my albino pleco. My friend has a pleco and gave it the best...
  2. Greetings from Angold

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, we are a fish farm out of Lake Charles Louisiana, called Angold Fisheries. Dedicated into raising Plecostomus Breed catfish. All of our fish are tank raised and raised with the immunity to light, as these are nocturnal feeders. The perfect starter fish to anyone's beginning fish tank or...
  3. Urgent help needed.

    I have an American Cichlid tank that also houses a bichir and 2 bn plecs. The Oscar and 2 severums are showing ick. I was going to use Mardel Coppersafe until I read that it will harm scale less fish. It sounds cruel but my main concern here is my bichir. I've ordered some API Aquarium Salt as I...
  4. bristlenose pleco aggression

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 20 gal tank with 2 gold fish and a bristlenose pleco. Goldfish I have had about 1 year and the pleco about 8 months. a few months ago the pelco started to get aggressive towards one of the goldfish. I read he might just be hungry so I start feeing broccoli and other veggies and his...
  5. What's going on with my sister's Pleco??? :\

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 10 Gallon 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? 2.0 (didn't realize it was so high... I checked it every week since we first got the tank with the exception of the past couple weeks. The readings were low and everything else was at 0 so I guess I overlooked it. Not sure why it is so...
  6. 29 gallon tank stocking for low maintnence

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    look i bought a 29 gallon last week but i am unable to keep it at my house due to my floors being old and weak so im going to set it up at family members till i have somewhere to put it myself im looking for fish with a low bioload ill have a spongfilter and a tetra whisper 30-60 hob filter and...
  7. Best type of Pleco for my 60 US Gallon?

    I have a sand substrate, tropical freshwater aquarium at about 6.5-7 pH, 76F, and fairly planted. 2 strong filters. I'm having an algae problem after placing a plant that was covered in green hair algae in my big tank. At first I had this problem in my 15 gallon, which is now dismantled, and I...
  8. My Pleco has a flesh wound?! Help!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Help with Pleco!! A day ago, I noticed my Pleco has a red fleshy spot by his nostrils, that puffs out a bit. Today, I had noticed a white spot on his side. It seems to be expsing bones?? I don't know what kind he is but he is about 4inches long and have him in about a 50 gallon tank. Water...
  9. Pleco in a 10g

    I'm in the process of stocking my 10g tank and right now the only thing in there are a Rainbow Platy and 4 Harlequin Rasboras. What I'm curious about is well a bristlenose pleco do okay in a 10g tank?
  10. Id this pleco please

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    im new to fish keeping and i just got a pleco the other day and i was told he gets to about 4in , and isnt a schooling fish but i just want to make sure he is also housed with my betta
  11. Pleco and Live Plants

    I'm planning on buying a clown pleco for my 20 gal tank, yet I also want to buy some live plants. Question is there a way to keep the pleco from turning the plants into a salad bar or should I stick to the plastic ones I have now?
  12. Plecos keep dying

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 55l Aquanano with neons, tetras, drawf gourami, and a cory catfish. This is an aqua-nano which has the equivalent of a 3-tier filter built in to the back utilizing: 1) 3-stage foam filter, 2) foam bio-block, 3) active charcoal, 4) 1kg of ceramic rings (in that order). The water...
  13. Bristlenose Pleco

    Hey Im new to the forum, I keep having this issue with my PN plecos. I've been searching everywhere trying to figure this out and can not find any info on how to treat it. Im worried that this is going to harm my other fish. this is the third pleco to have this similar issue. I have a 100...
  14. L144 (blue-eye) and Calico Bristlenose Plecos

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    L144 (blue-eye) and Calico Bristlenose Plecos Pictures of the L144 “dad” and actual BN fry for sale are in the second post below. Long-fin and short-fin Bristlenose/Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) for sale. Prices vary by variety (L144 or Calico) and body size. Bristlenose plecos are...
  15. my 110gallon oscar community tank

    Hi everyone I have a few questions about my 110gallon fresh water setup. I was told and know I am overstocked and hopefully within 6 months will have a 240gallon tank when I move. I Have 2) albino tiger oscars,2) black/red oscars,2)Black convicts,1)Neon Jewel cichlid, 1)Striped raphael...
  16. Pleco Identification?

    I got a new baby pleco before Thanksgiving, and I have yet to identify what it is. Any ideas? He is adorable and I love him so (Plecos in general LOL)
  17. Offering and Shipping Common Pleco

    Okay, I'm trying to give away a 9in pleco (PM me if you want 'em). If I need to ship it, how should I? I've been told that the popular Kordon Breather Bags are not an option because the pleco's spines are so sharp. Oh! It'd take about 2-3 days from here to anywhere in the US to get there, unless...
  18. Offering Pleco, Black Skirts, Serpaes, and Gold Barbs

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    Have: 9in Common Pleco 1.75in Albino Black Skirt 'Fruit' Tetra 1.5in Black Skirt Tetra 1.5in Black Skirt Tetra 1.5in Serpae Tetra 1.5in Serpae Tetra 1in Serpae Tetra 1in Golden Barb 1in Golden Barb ~10in tall Mystery Plant Selling them would be nice, but I'd be glad to give them away, too. PM...
  19. Advice for overgrown Pleco?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! I'm new. Here are my 2 tanks: Display Tank - 25 gallon Freshwater fish tank Hospital Tank - 5 gallon Freshwater fish tank First off, I recently got these tanks and fish from people who took advice from the local pet store. I know that the Pleco is a really bad fish for what I have and...
  20. Collecting wild algae?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Yesterday I was at my local creek, and I always grab some anarchis and other plants for my pond and sometimes aquarium, but yesterday I saw various types of algae, like there was some thick algae grass looking thing, some large clumps of green looking fibres and some areas that were large green...