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Old 06-30-2010, 05:06 PM   #21 
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Oops I already have one and Ive I had it for 10 years so far............I had one before that to........
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #22 
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How big of a tank do you have this pleco in?

They can grow over 2' long.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #23 
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Its in the 30g with 3tetras.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:31 AM   #24 
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Its in the 30g with 3tetras.

What kind of pleco are we talking about? A common pleco needs to be in a much, much bigger tank, as kennedy stated, they can grow quite long...my dad has one in his 125G tank it's about 14" long

Also, your tetras (all tetras) should be kept in groups of atleast 6. they are schooling fish and feel most comfortable when in larger groups. The more of them you have, the less stressed they will be.
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They used to be in groups of six but the others died.Its a common pleco and its a FOOT long!!!!!
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:30 AM   #26 
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I guess nothing can be done about the pleco. I'm really surprised it hasn't eaten the tetras. If you can find someone with a large tank keeping Cichlids, etc it would be awesome to find him a new home.

If your going to get cories makes sure you don't get them until your tank is cycled (completely).. this means a month or more. Once again DON'T GET THEM UNTIL YOU ARE CYCLED. This is because cories are scaleless fish and are extremely sensitive to the water conditions. Putting a cory in the tank while cycling would be very very bad for the cories.


I'd also suggest getting more tetras. If one dies that is a cue to go get more. But in all honesty if 3 of your tetras died I would be looking into finding out why.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #27 
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+1 to all Jackie's advice. Get corys after your tank is cycled. Wait at LEAST a month and make sure your tank is cycled.

You CAN walk into a fish store and walk out without a fish. It's possible. I do it all the time. Impulse control is a good skill to develop at a young age. :)
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:46 PM   #28 
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On an unrelated note, facepalm FTW.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:34 AM   #29 
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i agree strongly with everyones advice... be carful with your tank and treat it as an ecosystem in its whole.... take care of it and maintain it well...btw 1fish2fish i love the picture.. it made me laugh! i saved it to my computer
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My tank is now cycled and I got some platies instead thanks for your help.The other tretras died of old age they where about 5 years old.
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