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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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Debra - 2006-03-17
I just purchased a pair of juliis. I bought one at first and then found out that they are schooling fish and will not do well alone. Well when I finally got the other one (local lfs out of them for several weeks) the first cory went crazy. He was so excited to have a mate and since then they are inseparable. They are also pretty active and fun to watch. They are always swimming over and around each other, rarely more than an inch apart. So, if you want these cuties in your tank definitely get at least two and four is recommended. Unfortunately due to my tank size and the number of fish I already had I could only get two, but they seem happy to have each other.

So far very easy to maintain. Just feed them and watch them "vacuum" the bottom of the tank with their fascinating barbels. I would recommend this fish to anyone, but especially to someone with a smaller tank, since they only get 2" long when fully grown.

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