Pleco Problem

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Pleco Problem

Post by Memnoch » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:19 am

Hello Tank Peops

I'm having an issue with keeping a pleco.

Historically I've been able to keep one for years.

I presently have a 55 gal corner tank with my 2 Iridescent sharks. I've had them in this tank for 33 years. They started in a wee 10 gal as we all start.

Fluval filtration , I feed modestly, water changes a must, the tank is spotless and nice and clear and has been.

I do not use tank salt. Temp is 66-68 degrees

I cannot seem to keep a pleco, granted I buy them small but the sharks are soo gentle I figure it will work.

I just lost the lil feller and I'm stumped.

I do not do alot of testing and never mess with PH.

The sharks are in excellent health with great color and activity.

Any tips are most welcome!

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Re: Pleco Problem

Post by nikirushka » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:43 pm

What species are you trying to keep?

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Re: Pleco Problem

Post by Diana » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:57 pm

Ditto: What species are you trying to keep?

How long do the Plecos live?
What are the symptoms when they die?
What are you feeding them?
38 tanks, 2 ponds over 4000 liters of water to keep clean and fresh.

Happy fish keeping!

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