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I just picked up a small Gold Nugget Pleco tonight (L18)! He is so cute! Is there anything special I need to know about him?
 

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Congrats.:welldone: Treat him with various foods.:) Worth a try but it never hurts considering various foods allow fish to grow at a fast rate since they receive lots of vitamins at that.:)
 

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Thanks blue - but how do you feed a pleco? I mean I can put food in the tank and assume he eats it but its not like he's gonna swim up to get the food! I put a blanched cucumber slice in my 90g and my qt tank tonight and so far nobody is really interested!
 

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jsm11482 said:
Thanks blue - but how do you feed a pleco? I mean I can put food in the tank and assume he eats it but its not like he's gonna swim up to get the food! I put a blanched cucumber slice in my 90g and my qt tank tonight and so far nobody is really interested!
Try feeding him at night. Plecs are nocturnal.
 

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Best pic I could get for now with my cam phone....buying a new cam for xmas so look for perfect pics soon!

 

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Cute.:love:
 

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dprUsh83 said:
Love it...what's their max size?
Apparently, they grow to the size which is almost the same as the common plecs but common plecs are still a lot bigger than them.
 

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If you just got it it will take a bit of time for it to adapt to its home and as Blue said they are nocturnal so try feeding it before you go to sleep.

Try feeding it some bloodworm or shrimp pellets, but not too often and before you go to sleep put a spoon through a slice of Cucumber or Zuccini for it to eat and then take it out in the morning.
 

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pleco_cory_fan said:
It looks awesome :lol:
It's pleco fans like you who would get that usual reaction.:tongue:
 

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thanks everyone, as far as the size goes, I have read that they get to 6" but I also read that they get to 15" so I guess only time will tell. I think they are pretty slow growers anyway (right?).
 

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jsm11482 said:
I think they are pretty slow growers anyway (right?).
Depends on how you take care of it.:tongue:
 
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