have you have touched your pleco?

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Dwarf Puffers

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Dec 11, 2006
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leave em alone, guys, think about a giant comming down and wanting to touch you
if they come to you, OK, but don't hunt them just to get to know how they feel like
I believe Maelfic's pleco loved the "giant" finger.
 

mrfryc

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My common pleco feels like the one side of a cheesegrater you don't use for grating cheese. You know, the kind that ends up ruining your sponges?

Also, I inherited my pleco when bought a 75G tank used. He was tankmates with two African Cichlids. He was about 6 inches long, and the cichlids were about 5 inches long each. I gave the cichlids to my LFS, eventhough they were beautiful in color, and kept the pleco. Once I examined the pleco in his temporary tank where he waited for my 75G to be ready, I noticed he had what looked to be huge nip and bit marks on the end of all his fins. I can only assume these were from the Africans.

On a seperate note, would anybody else use the word "grumpy" as the primary word to describe your pleco? I have 3 different types of plecos (common pleco, several rubbernose or bullnose plecos, and a "vanilla" or albino pleco) and the only ones that don't seem grumpy are the bullnose ones.

Oh well, just wondering...
 

ITHURTZ

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I would say mine is chill and easy going, until food comes around. I have a vid 6min long when I put food in the tank, he turned into a ******* to all the other fish
 
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cichlidsrextrem

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yea my pleco was swarmed by my africans he died like so fast idk i tried 2 save him and he ran away frm net i fanly got frsutated he was dead like next time i was in there
 

emilyfriedel

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I’ve touched my common pleco a couple times only when he got stuck in my net and wouldn’t get out they are fairly delicate fish although they have rough scales almost rock like I would agree not putting them with aggressive fish they are fairly even tempered
 
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