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Spotted Sailfin Pleco in a pond?
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Jazzsprstr
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PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)10:18    Post subject: Spotted Sailfin Pleco in a pond? Reply with quote

I am finding my Spotted Sailfin Pleco a better home that will fit him at full size of 20". So a lady wanted to know if he would do well in a Koi Pond. I know that Common Pleco's do fine. You need to put them in on a warm day or during the summer first. I don't know how this guy will do. Need to know before I can reply to this lady. Thanks
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PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)16:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

How deep is the pond? I'm putting my common pleco in my 40 inch deep pond towards the summer. It should be okay, but it really has to be deep like mine, or deeper.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)17:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

But even though it's not a Common Pleco it should be fine? It gets close to 2 feet long. Just curious if it will adapt to an outdoor pond like Common plecos do.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)13:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes in theory it should adapt just as "well" as any common pleco would. Does the temp drop below 0-5˚C in your area?
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)21:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhat. Oregon falls and springs are normally in the 4-10 degree celsius range. Winters are completely random. Some get to 0 celsius and below slightly, but that's a rare occasion. Summers it's a good 30 celsius and up or down from that. We really get it all here. Not too terribly cold.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.20(Thu)9:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should be OK for the pleco. As long as the pond does not freeze over, the whole winter.
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PostPosted: 2006.05.05(Fri)11:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, I was thinkin of adding my bristlenose to my small portable pond outside (it's like a barrel but diffrent shape and it's only like 20-25 gallons, would that be alright.
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PostPosted: 2006.05.05(Fri)15:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably not.. They arent even plecos btw, they are related though. Where do you live(State, etc.. not town that we won't know...)? It probably won't make it through the winter.
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PostPosted: 2006.05.10(Wed)11:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with TJ.

And a 20g barrel, in my opinion is not as good a home, as a 20g tank would be.
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