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Old 12-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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They prefer cool oxygenated water with high current. They're stream fish.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-28-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #6
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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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Old 12-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-29-2012, 12:54 AM   #8
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They're just nicknames. Like "pork chop rosboras". lol
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