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Pleco's and Goldfish, can the CO2-exist?
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PostPosted: 2006.02.05(Sun)16:04    Post subject: plec Reply with quote

Hi I have a common plec in a tank whith 2 rykins and 3 pearl scales for about a month.They seem to be doing fine the plec seems to keep to himself.The only confrontation is when the rykins come to close and tickle the plecs nose whith its tail.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.08(Wed)10:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are fancy goldfish different?

Yes, often the fish we buy at are LFS are bred indoors so they are accustomed to higher temps and to a degree are further accustomed at the LFS (one tank heats the other).
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PostPosted: 2006.02.10(Fri)2:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people find that if they keep Goldfish around mid-70's in temp range that the Goldfish have less swim bladder/Health issues.
Most Pleco's do not go well with Goldies,however the Bristlenose/Rubber Lips are quite often kept with them with no problems at all.They also stay under the 6 inch mark and are a good choice to share a Goldie tank.Dojo's/Hillstream Loaches also seem to do very well.I have multiple tanks with Goldfish ,Bristlenoses,and Dojo's,and have never had any problems with them. Most Pleco problems occur when you have the more fancier ones that require a little more TLC,or the Common Pleco's who are capable of getting over a foot long.Most attacks have been done by Common Plec's.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.13(Mon)12:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I'd rather go for the Bristlenose, but Dojo's also make very good companions for gold fish.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.15(Wed)8:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the hillstream loaches, a great little fish, great at keeping my java ferns clean I would advice on keeping more than one as mine seem happier in groups I have 3 in my 60 gal. I also have to weather loaches that are great and never have bothered my 4 fancy goldfish.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.17(Fri)11:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen hillstream loaches in my LFS, are they not very much available or is my opinion, of my LFS being very low grade, factual?
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PostPosted: 2006.02.20(Mon)9:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think they are rare they always seem to have them in my lfs I have heard they are near imposible to breed in captivity, and have to be caught from wild and sent around the world, not sure if its true as I my mates hillsteams bread a couple of months ago. he don't know how just appered.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.20(Mon)13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

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near imposible to breed in captivity, and have to be caught from wild and sent around the world


Quite probably the reason why I can not find any, SA is not realy the fish importing mega.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.07(Fri)11:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good article about goldfish and plecos.

http://www.goldfishconnection.com/articles/details.php?articleId=144&parentId=1
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PostPosted: 2006.04.07(Fri)11:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real nice article TG.
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