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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Pleco died :(

He's been staying in my friends big tank and doing really well. Yesterday he suddenly started laying on his side, so I came over and he was placed into QT for a few hours. After going back into the tank he seemed a little better but then died over night.

Old pic of him when he was 11"-12", when he died he was slightly over 14"



when he was a baby


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what a handsom guy!!! i'm so sorry for your loss! how long did you have him?

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What a beautiful Pleco. I'm sorry for your loss too. It's easy to get attached to a fish that you have had for a very long time and grown from a baby.
Very nice pictures too!!

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Pretty guy! I am so sorry for your loss D:
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oh what a face.. so much character... im so sorry for your loss :(

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sorry to hear that,sad day. :(

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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what a handsom guy!!! i'm so sorry for your loss! how long did you have him?
I had him for 10 years, and he's been in my friends tank for about half a year.

Thanks everyone :) I'll miss him but I'm also happy he got to spend the last part of his life in a big 75g rather then my 48g.

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B'awh :( poor guy.
Must say, that last picture where you can see the scale texture is amazing. They must have really thick skin.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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yeah they do,it's really hard,

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Awwwww... sorry you lost your pleco. He had a good long life because he was well taken care of.

I love the baby pic. What an expression!

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