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Cleaning so I don't have to- I am all for it! But the sucking and slurping and squishing! I like platypi though. Bettas are my fav and I want to try having rainbowfish

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Cleaning so I don't have to- I am all for it! But the sucking and slurping and squishing! I like platypi though. Bettas are my fav and I want to try having rainbowfish
Get a clown pleco, they stay small and eat strictly driftwood, well sometimes the munch on brocolli and algae wafers

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I used to have a fear of fish in general but it got away after i spend time near the aquarium. I used to have even nightmares but if you spend time and observe them you understand there is nothing to fear.

The only thing i cant stand is dead fish. I just cant stand seeing them. I cant handle removing a dead fish from the tank and i cant handle seeing its body. Even the thought as i type this unsettles me. Talking about a tough situation. Thats one of the factors i will think twice,maybe thrice before building a new aquarium in the future.

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Platypodes are cool.. They have poison barbs though. :O

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Platypodes are cool.. They have poison barbs though. :O
Isn't the term for a group, platypi?

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It's technically an improper term grammatically.. Platypodes would be the correct way to say it grammatically, but most people just say platypus as the plural or even platypuses. People do use platypi as well.. It's like how people say octopuses/octopi/octopodes.. Or even fish and fishes.. Even though some of them are technically grammatically incorrect when looking at Latin/Greek (whichever is the origin of the word), it's so commonly used that there isn't really a "correct" way to say it, all forms are accepted. Just whichever you prefer.

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I want one. :3

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There are so many myths about betta's and you don't believe those. Why Pleco's and snakeheads? There are many myths about both of those two. Snakeheads are only viscious in the water. Out of the water, just don't put your hands in their mouths! They don't crawl across land like hollywood says. they are air breathers and very similar to betta. They only are in small bodies of water or in the mud because of too much rain or not enough. They don't have the build for crawling across land.

I own a pleco and I can tell you they can be creepy looking at times especially when they look like they are blinking. They are not totally harmless as they do have those spike/barb things that most catfish have just don't pick him up. They won't crawl out of your tank. I actually enjoy mine. Except the tons of poop. :( I agree with Htennek. You need to be around one. They are really very cool.

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It's technically an improper term grammatically.. Platypodes would be the correct way to say it grammatically, but most people just say platypus as the plural or even platypuses. People do use platypi as well.. It's like how people say octopuses/octopi/octopodes.. Or even fish and fishes.. Even though some of them are technically grammatically incorrect when looking at Latin/Greek (whichever is the origin of the word), it's so commonly used that there isn't really a "correct" way to say it, all forms are accepted. Just whichever you prefer.

Actually its placostomus. Which its a greek word meaning wide mouth.
Platypodas means wide foot. Unless i am mistaken and we are talking about a different species. :)

As for the octopus its octapodi / octapodes which means 8 legs.

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Platypodes =


So, I guess they do have wide feet. I would have named them the Greek word for "ugly duck beaver thing." We did get off topic a bit.. xD

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