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Plecostomus - How many pleos in one tank?

Discussion in 'Plecos, Sucker Cats' started by bouncer36, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Thank you that was fast
     
  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    your welcome, but most people blanch it to remove any possible impurities.

    blanch- bring to boil and immediately remove it and toss it into ice-water.
     
  3. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    my plecos will also eat fruit like deskined white grapes and black cherries, banana, peaches, strawberry. just try giving your pleco (your other fish as well) diffferent kinds of veggies and fruits (not all at once of course) as a treat and they'll let you know what they like/dislike. example: my 2 plecos and tiger oscar will eat banana but my 2 albino oscars and jack dempsey won't. put a small handfull of shelled peas in the tank and all the fish goes on a feeding frenzy.
     
  4. FishVixen

    FishVixen Active Member

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    I have found that bristle nose plecos are best for algae. Common plecos tend to be more scavengers than algae eaters. Algae control can be a problem but is obtainable decreasing the time your lights are on and be adding live plants helps with algae, (some plants can be as bad as the algae itself). Get a small terra cotta pot put in a little natural potting soil cover it with gravel and try growing some sword plants. Not only good for algae control but ammonia also.