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kayla nelson - 2005-11-20
These fish are great and so is this site. I just love this awesome site. My one is about 6 inches. Oh yeah your sites the best fish site

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Pale, bug-eyed, pleco-geek - 2005-11-19
Even when raised together, they WILL become aggressive towards their own kind (especially males). Plecos won't bother angelfish or discus (that's chinese algae eaters). They don't only swim in the bottom of the aquarium, they will stick to the sides too. Plecos do just fine in hard, alkaline water. Of course they don't eat blue algae, that's a colonization of bactieria, not an algae. The pictures at the top both depict Sail fin plecos, not common plecos. There are huge differences between different types of plecos, it's not simply a matter of color. Fish from the family ancistrinae ARE plecos.

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tashfiq - 2005-11-19
These fish are a great community fish. At first he did kinda try to push my other fish but now he is doing great. He shares the tank with 5 goldfish, 2 rosy barbs, and 3 guppies (1 male guppy and 2 females). He lives in a 10 gallon tank. He once got attacked by a Chinese algea eater, but soon the Algea eater died. Plecos do the same job as a chinese algea eater but they do it better and they dont fight at all. They are much better to keep than the so called Chinese algea eater. He sometimes hides. Although they do starve, one was 7inches but he died because he starved. You may want to feed them algea waffers unless you think that there is enough algea for him not to starve. They live very well, do not waste your money on a so called chinese algea eater because they dont work well and they dont live as well as pleco. so just buy a pleco even though they might cost a bit more. But remember you will want a 5 gallon tank or more if want him to live long. Well thats all.

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jasmine - 2005-11-17
We have two Albino Cories in our office tank and they are adorable. They seem to enjoy swimming against the current that the filter makes and have provided hours of enjoyment for the staff. They are so relaxing, and quite funny to watch. They get along with other fish and keep the tank clean. My favorite fish by far.

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Anna, from Alaska - 2005-11-04
I have had a spotted raphael for 15 years. I dont know how long they are supposed to live, but I sure love mine! He is fat and happy!

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Lawrence - 2005-11-01
Hey guys, I got my ID shark

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tashfiq - 2005-10-30
He is about 3 inches. I just got him yesterday. He is really great. He really big compared to my 2 gold fish and 2 chinese algea fish. He is the coolest pleco I ever had. October 30 2005

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Atta - 2005-10-30
I have two of these guys from very little when they were about couple of inches long. Now after five years one has grown over a foot long but the other is a little short at 8 inches. Don't know why one has grown that much as they were both of the same size to start with. The bigger one is of light gray/blue colour and very lively the smaller one is mostly black in colour.

It's getting a bit difficult to do the water changes now as they almost every time jump out of the tank. The bigger one is quite strong and you can hear him breathe with its gills opening and closing when I pick him up with my hands to put him back in the tank! No he doesn't bite :-)

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Jordan - 2005-10-28
I have had two spotted talking catfish in my 120 gallon tank for almost a year now. It quickly became obvious to me that they are exclusively nocturnal, so I bought a little moon light fixture which is controlled by a timer and goes on for two hours at midnight every night. I am really glad I invested in the moon light fixture, because as soon as it comes on I can see the talking cats swimming around along the bottom in the dark. I have NEVER seen them in the daytime during which they wedge themselves into narrow crevices in bogwood I have in the tank. It really is a treat to see them being active in the moon light. I think their ballon-like bellies fulfill some function which is yet not understood by experts.

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Pleco Collector - 2005-10-27
I have 4 types of Pleco and I love them all :) They're great fish, very friendly to the others in my tank, and keep the water really clean. I've had a Pleco that lived to be 13 years old, as well as had one that lived with a turtle, so they're obviously very hardy little guys ;) Feeding wise, they love wood, so if you have one, I suggest giving them some wood to munch on.

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