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Stingray Pleco

I've been looking into options besides a trio of Ottos for algea eating and im thinking that stingray plecos might be an option, my LFS always has these in stock and i nearly bought them last time but i decided to wait. Anyone know anything about these guys? should i stay away from them?


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They prefer cool oxygenated water with high current. They're stream fish.

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They prefer cool oxygenated water with high current. They're stream fish.
The cooler water might be a problem for me, i keep my tanks in the high 70's (No apparent reason for doing so besides preference), i get a good water flow... i might give it a shot, see how it goes


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They are not plecos, they're loaches. Good article by Martin Thoene, http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...-the-fast-lane

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They are not plecos, they're loaches. Good article by Martin Thoene, http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...-the-fast-lane
Yeah, I've never heard of "stingray plecos." That's probably what it is.


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Yeah, I've never heard of "stingray plecos." That's probably what it is.
Hmmmmm, darn LFS and their Mislabeling, always happens when i think i find something unique, oh well


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Distributors in NY area have been miss-labeling them lately - thus the confusion at the LFS places as it's a rare fish. And they do need high current and cooler water, otherwise they won't last.

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They're just nicknames. Like "pork chop rosboras". lol
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