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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Listen you don't have to get rude

1. these are my fish
2. I have had plecs last for years eating blood worms and algae and they grow big and stron
3. does it matter to you that much? are my "bad" fish hurting your tank?
4. What is your major? Did you major in fish?

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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 08:18 PM
 
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talk about me getting rude! I was in no way being rude. I was tring to help you!
Exactly how long did your plecs live?
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about 3 years and I got a tone because you got a tone

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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 08:21 PM
 
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Plecos should live for 10+ years. Your plecos died very immature. Please if you do not take them back, atleast try the feeder thing. Once a week and also give them some frozen shrimp.
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Fine i will try the feeder thing and get some shrip. Thank you for your help and I am sorry I took a tone, it just seemed to me that you were getting definsive because I wouldnt' take your advice right away. I am sorry and hope we can still get along in the future

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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 08:24 PM
 
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Thank you so much. And now that I read my post it really did sound like I had a tone and was being rude. I am REALLY very sorry. I am sure with their new diet, they will be very happy.

I would feed the fish at night and turn out the lights and than take the fish out the next morning. Do this once a week.
And the shrimp you can buy freeze dried or fresh and just freeze it.
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James doesn't want to try it becasue the barbs will eat it (if I get a slightly big feeder fish it will feed them all right?), but I'll convince him, after all I AM a woman hehehe. Thanks for your advice and your apology. If you need any help with your animals I definately will try to help.

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PS will it polute the tank?

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Its okay if the barbs eat it. Just some more protein. lol. But yeah a larger fish should feed them all and it will be okay.
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will it polute the tank?

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post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 08:32 PM
 
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only if you leave in there longer than over night. And if you only do it'll be fine.
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http://www.aquaria.info/index.php?na...wtopic&t=51792

the last pic is of a albino bristle nose, I love them, and the pic just talked me into 2 more! lol

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Do you know what kind they are.

It looks like they are the common, which grow to be about a foot and a half. People buy them thinking they will eat algea, and they dont, they are actually starving them, all they get to eat is left over food at the bottom of the tank, and they end up not living as long as the could.

Also bristle nose plecs look a lot cooler than the common and they are easy to breed. If you do get them and wanted to breed them all you would have to do is get one with a lot of bristles (male) and one with a little (female)

What I would do is take the plecs and the sharks and trade for 6 cories (make sure you get one type or else they wont school, and they should be in even numbers over 4) and 2 bristle nose plecs or 4-6 ottos.
really? we have a common pleco that we kept in our 30 until a couple weeks ago and then moved him to our 55 gal cause we had so much algae growth in it. he had it clean within a couple of days and has stayed clean ever since.
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They will eat alggea as a last resort, as I have said numours times above. By making them eat algea all there lives, you are depriving them of the nutrients they need, resulting in a premature death.
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They will eat alggea as a last resort, as I have said numours times above. By making them eat algea all there lives, you are depriving them of the nutrients they need, resulting in a premature death.
sorry hadn't read the whole thread until a couple minutes ago.
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