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post #11 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 11:48 PM
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My pleco demolished a cactus log in a week, they LOVE those. They also like caves to hide in :)



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post #12 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm better find a large cave then

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Yea I hand made one for my dad's Common Pleco out of PVC and gravel attatched with aquarium silicone. Sparkyjoe knows what I am talking about. I had a thread about it. Anyways, PVC worked for my dad's since he was too fat to get into the other caves. It was kind of funny though seeing only the poor things head in the cave and the other 12 inches sticking out. He's in a 55 gal long. Soon to be in a 100 or 125. My dad is getting a major upgrade.

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Ah, yes, the pvc cave. Very cool!

I don't have mine gravel covered, but the pvc "elbow" I have in one of my tanks is a cool cave. I love that it's growing algae so it looks more natural.
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Ha, that's neat.

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Poor fishy :( I hope he makes it - he won't know what to do with all that room.
Wait until you see the amount of waste they produce (ugh). I had one in a 45 gallon before I realized that it was too small of a tank for him. His name was Sir Poops Alot.

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fitting name, Romad! xD

Yyyyeah he does poop alot.... o_o ew.

Well I was wrong the seemingly septicemia streaks of red was actually ammonia burn and almost all of it has gone away. WHEW!! Dodged a bullet there. He's a lot more relaxed, he's eaten half the algae and I did put a container lid in there to see if he'd move (you never know if he's really dead...) and he did, so yay!!

After this I have to wrestle the alligtor -- errrr the pleco and get him into the 80.

GEESH I've never met a strong fish like that. I've handled an adult Blue Tongue SKink and that is what the pleco reminds me as for strength

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Finally a picture went through!
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post #19 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 12:05 PM
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Haha! I can see the poop in the background. I was thinking about what you said about his ammonia burns, and came to the ironic realization that the lady's tank will actually be cleaner now that he is removed. Common plecos are one of the fish that the whole hobby would be better without.

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post #20 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 12:19 PM
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A lot of people hate plecos, but i personaly love them :D, They do get big and require 100+g tank and they produce a lot of waste. But they are great big guys to watch dig in sand and suck on the walls.
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