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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have a dwarf pleco? Do they eat the same way a regular pleco does.ie: clean the glass,driftwood etc...?

My large pleco died last week, I'm not sure why. He was starting to get to big for the tank,7", I wonder if he starved to death? But now I'm starting to get that dusty green algae on the glass and the SAEs and CAEs don't seem to like that stuff.

I'm not stuck on plecos, any suggestions will be seriously considered.

BTW my large pleco never damaged my plants, surprising considering all the stories I heard to the contrary.

I'm gonna miss the little guy:sad:
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I've never kept a dwarf pleco but your story reminds me that I need to feed my large Sailfin Pleco tonight. I feed him Spirulina Algae Wafers once a week. He does a great job cleaning the driftwood and glass (ottos do the rest) but the algae is enough by itself. Got to feed these guys.

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a good dwarf pleco would be a clown pleco...there pretty good
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There are a number of awesome small pleco's, even a bristlenose would be pretty good (6-8 inches for some species, others stay smaller)

Take a look around http://www.planetcatfish.com you might be surprised how pretty some of them are.
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Wow ,G, thats an awesome catfish site. Looks like I have some research to do. The problem is I'll find something I really like and won't be able to find one within a 500 mile radius of my home. Are there any online stores that specialize in catfish that you know of? Thanks for that great site!!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up getting THIS PLECO at my local Petsmart. I just got him today and he seems a little shy, but I guess thats to be expected, new home and all.

Thanks for all the responses:

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