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Amber - 2006-04-03
I think maybe I have the oddball upside down catfish. He loves attention. Swims alongside my female betta and the goldfish. He hangs out with my dragon fish and my crab and shrimp. He likes hiding behind my thermomiter. Whenever I come into the room he'll come out and do little loops for me and swim alongside my finger. he also comes up and lets me rub his little belly when he's all full. He also comes out when my fathers around. When my father first saw it while I was cleaning my tank he goes "your fish is gunna die, it's swimming upside down". I laughed at him and told him he's always like that, that's how he swims. So he loves to annoy him. And I always ask my dad when he looks at my tank "is he dead yet?". ANd he'll come out from under the little rock he has and just like float when I say it. He's so adorable. And unique. They're not brightly colored. Or glamorous, but some have their own little minds.

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zack - 2006-04-02
My 3 inch pleco ate my 5 inch oscar into pieces. My oscar had no more fins or scales. It was to sad to see my oscar suffer so i....i... ended it's life for suffering. :( Plus my pleco doesn't eat. He's a skinny bone jones.

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chris - 2006-04-02
If you want a fast growing pleco, every now and then chuck a slice of zucchini into the tank. just microwave it in some water for 30 sec - 1 min, just to soften it, let cool.

A generally yummy treat for most loaches and catfish i have owned

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emma wood - 2006-04-02
HELLO,IVE TWO PLECS CALLED RONNIE AND REGGIE. BOTH ARE APPROXIMATELY 18"LONG AND IN A TANK BY THEMSELVES. VERY PEACEFUL. TANK IS STILL ALGEE FREE. DELIGHTFUL CREATURES. I DO HAVE TWO TANKS. THERE IS AN ASSORTMENT IN THE SECOND TANK AND THEY ALL GET ON FINE. DONT GET ANY TROUBLE FROM THEM.

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brandon - 2006-04-02
I recently bought two of them and they enjoy swimming back and forth through the bubbles in the back a lot. these are great fish to have for show.

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Jim from Warwick, RI - 2006-03-30
I have a spotted raph for about 2 years now! He's a great addition to my tank but he never does anything! He hides in his log and NEVER comes out. When I first got him I bought 2 and the other one died quickly, I dont know why but this one survived and has been living for the past 2 years. I dont know how long they are supposed to live but what sucks is that he never comes out. I havent seen him in about a year and a half! I now have a striped one in there with him and they actually hide together! Its pretty funny.

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Mike - 2006-03-26
porkchop, my pleco, won't get off of my goldfish and i am afraid he might mess wiith the membrane on it's scales. it's still pretty neat.

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emma wood - 2006-03-26
HELLO, IVE THREE OF THESE FISH AND DO FIND THEM VERY PEACEFUL. THEY HAVE A LOT OF HIDING PLACES SO I DONT SEE THEM THAT OFTEN! I DID NOT KNOW THAT THESE FISH EAT EARTHWORMS UNTIL I PLACED ONE IN MY TANK THE OTHER DAY,T HE EARTHWORM WAS A GONNER! THEY GET ON VERY WELL WITH MY OTHER FISH(PLECS, CORYS, TWO VARIETIES OF SYNODONTIS, AND PLENTY OF OTHERS). THEY ARE A DELIGHT IN THE TANK.

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Dune - 2006-03-24
We have two ID's, 15" and 17", have had both for 6 years in a 130 gallon tank. While I love these guys, I would never buy this type of fish again...I constantly feel guilty about restraining them in a home aquarium - they need room to swim. While they love their powerhead and swim against the current, it's not enough for these big boys. Amazing fish because they get so amazingly big, however this characteristic also makes them a hard keeper.

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dave w. - 2006-03-18
I bought a pleco a while ago and i did not have any caves or hiding places for it so all he did was cling on to the tank wall or gravel all day. He was doing fine eating the algae off the substrate and tank walls. After about a month i bought a cave for him to hide in and after a couple of weeks i noticed the algae starting to build up on the plants. So i realized that he was spending ALL of his time in the cave and not cleaning algae from the tank anymore. I removed the cave and he is once again cleaning the tank. I know they are nocternal fish but he was not leaving his hiding place for anything. He is only 2" long, maybe he won't be so nervous once he grows some more.

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