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deborah_claro
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Location: Virginia, USA

PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Would a planted tank produce enough algae for the lil guys when they get older?
No, a healthy planted tank would discourage algae. In any case you would not want an algae-choked tank, even to feed a large plecostomus-type catfish. Much better to set up a 20 or 30 gallon tank under a window specifically to grow algae. Then you can control the type and quality of algae and keep your display tank healthy. Large plecos need supplemental foods, as Bob says, and fresh veggies. Zucchini squash and fresh or frozen parboiled peas are very nutritious. Chunks of raw sweet potato are excellent. Lettuces are not nutritious, and only satisfy the need for rasping cellulose. Most of the commercial algae tabs are good; read the labels and make sure you are getting a good percentage of the real thing - that is, dried sea algaes. For the species that you are talking about in this thread, a tablet that is mostly dried meal is okay, but feed sparingly. Don't overwhelm your fish with non-veggie foods or they will develop intestinal problems. We have some threads on these boards about that.
Some large loricariids need more vegetables than others, and some are more omnivorous. You will need to know the species that you have, and do some research on their specific diets.
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mataderek
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Location: Maine

PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)14:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha I nevr noticed how messy my pleco was intill I started cleaning the side of his lil cave area is (his fav spot) hes a messy lil bugger I atleast try to egt a good cleaning in there every 2 days I li8ke a ncie neat tank for my pleco
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underOATH87
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Joined: 25 Jan 2007
Location: Plattsburgh, New York

PostPosted: 2007.02.01(Thu)19:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course you could do a pleco only tank, here's a link to another website that I've been posting pictures on, this person has a pleco tank:

http://www.fishprofiles.com/files/threads/32547.1.htm?15#

There, that should work, check it out.
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Tienie
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Location: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

PostPosted: 2007.02.02(Fri)0:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

About plecos outdoors:

One of my friends has a pong on his farm, and in the summer months his plecos go in there. He says they love it there.
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JSI
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Location: Toronto

PostPosted: 2007.02.02(Fri)10:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure you can setup a pleco tank.

http://www.plecofanatics.com/forum/

People there love them.
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mataderek
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PostPosted: 2007.02.02(Fri)11:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea iv been there its pretty cool
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