Animal Stories - Leopard Pleco


Animal-World Information about: Leopard Pleco

The Leopard Plecostomus is one of the hardiest and most enduring of all catfishes!
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Jen Mclean - 2006-04-27
I have an 8 month old sailfin named Milo and i love him almost to death. he (i'm assuming the "he" thing) is a little under an inch long but he acts like he's the biggest fish in the tank. on a number of occasions I've seen him get in fights with my full grown dawf gourami Clive over shrimp pellets( shrimp aren't plants but he loves them anyway). Other than that he's perfectly friendly, a little weird but everyone in the tank likes him all the same.

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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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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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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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Jet - 2006-02-26
I've had Chow Mein (my plecostomus) for a good 2 years now. He's definitely hardy, he's survived a U-Haul move to Vegas and the cat pulling him out of the tank (or he jumped) before I got a lid. I don't know if this is common, either- or if he's just a weird guy, but I'm sitting watching my tank as I read up on all my fish and he actually swims upside down to eat the flake food still floating. He doesn't do this all the time, but often enough that I think it's not as uncommon as I might think (maybe he needs more algae? I'll get some tabs for him tomorrow).

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Daniel.G - 2006-02-12
My 2 inch pleco - plecostomus called leo loves the filter in the record 70

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Daniel George - 2006-02-11
They love the light off

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Anonymous - 2005-12-09
These fish are great community fish and they clean the tank right up!

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