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Andrea - 2005-09-05
The fish with barbels-whiskers you're talking about in the comments isn't common pleco, but Ancistrus....anyway, pleco is my favourite fish, I had one when I was a kid, it grew up to 25cm....I still keep it frozen in my fridge...creepy, eh?
5 months ago I bought a new pleco, and he's alone in his tank, I don't want to waste time and money on other fish...he's my beloved one...I'm still sorry for my first pleco died(don't know why, it was 2 years old and everything was OK with it) so now i hope i'll manage to raise this new pleco properly, i hope it grows even larger and healthier than the first one.

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Jo - 2005-09-04
My partner was given 2 large plecos (about 10") about a week ago. I think they are amazing and could spend hours just watching them. They seem to get on well most of the time and are never far from each other although the smaller of the two can sometimes be a bit of a bully/play rough. They live with 6 neons and and dont bother them at all. All in all these are great fish. They only problems is i cant tell how old they are.

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Anonymous - 2005-09-04
I just wanted to say that my pangasius are awesome! And full of personality! Although i only have two, they are quite a handful! their tank mates are 2 opaline gourami and a dragonfish. and strangely enough, they seem quite taken with the dragonfish, always playing near it. this is my first tank, and i'm learning a lot about the fish every day. but i am definitely happy with them!

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Toni - 2005-08-26
These are the best fish for your tank. Mine are almost 2 years old and 5-6 inches long. Their colors are blue silver when happy and gray black when not. I keep their tank (55)at 80 and dont do much but feed them every night at 11 pm. Im getting interrested in trying to breed but have heard, this can be difficult. I hear they can get up to 39 inches but I doubt I will ever see that, but Im trying. I will write back when they hit 8 inches.


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Eddie - 2005-08-26
Hi I got my 2 Cat fish separately, now living with a snake head a bit smaller than them. unfortunately they fight with each other. Both cat fish are now around 1 foot and the snake head is palm size, but still attacking the cat fish. can't figure out how to separate this fight. I got 4 separate tanks but all other 3 are smaller. The 4 feet tank is rearing tiger barbs and smaller fishes.

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Anonymous - 2005-08-21
I have an 11 inch plecostomus, and my brother has 2 silver tipped sharks. He got one yesterday, and it is a lot smaller than his other one, but it follows the bigger one around like it's his leader. We just changed from a 10 gallon tank to a 20 gallon tank. They were very crowded in the smaller fish tank, and my pleco had barely any room to swim around. The betta and and my frog were happy about their new home, too. My little sister moved her goldfish and her 2 inch plecostomus from her 5 gallon tank to the 10 gallon tank. We just hope we won't have to be moving them into a bigger tank any time soon.

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david h - 2005-08-18
we have 1 pleco. we have a 67 gallon tank with a we have a big ornamental boat in the middle of it. the pleco stays in there all day, he only comes out at night. when he comes out he always sits on the wood which we have in it.

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Joan Barton - 2005-08-14
My pleco, whose name is Pete after Pete on the television show "MacGyver" (that's how we keep track of her age) is about 15 years old and app. 11 inches long. We bought her for my oldest son. We always thought it was a male, but after reading some of the other comments, it would appear that it is a female. It has no "whiskers". Pete gets a daily diet of an algae wafer to make sure she gets enough to eat and doesn't have to depend on just the algae forming in the tank. About 5 years ago, I had to upgrade from a 20 gal. long aquarium to a 40 gal. breeder to accommodate her length. She's a real member of the family. Her only tankmate is a large pink parrot fish named Archamedes, who bugs her daily until she chases after him.

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stuart graham - 2005-08-14
you can`t beat these little fella`s, having said that I have 2 very large sail fin plec`s at just over 1 foot in my heated KOI pond. they help to keep the alge down so they help the UV do it`s job. I also have 7 baby bristle nose and another sailfin in my 4 foot tank.

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RICH - 2005-08-08
I am sad to say that my pet "Sharky" died yesterday 8/9/05. I had him for.... are you ready?.....22 years! He was about 1 inch long when I bought him and was almost 12 inches when he passed on. I kept him in a 20 gallon long aqaurium with his only other roomie a 15 year old Rafael catfish. He probably would have grown bigger in a bigger tank but he was big enough for me. After a proper, respectful grieving period, I am going to restock the tank with lots of small peaceful fish like neons, guppies and angels. Farewell Sharky, I will miss you! :(

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