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  • L134 Pleco

    So you got a L134 hitchhiker?

    I think I'm going to give away my penguin tetras and get 2 of them.

    Anyone know about them? other than that they are awesome!!!!

    Do they eat diatoms? I assume they are peaceful they are dwarf catfish I assume? I want one, such a sexy fish!

    *edit* Research says they can get territorial with some other catfish, my tank is the exact same dimensions as Magoo's with bog wood silk plants and rocks for cover, I wonder if 2 would be okay since there is space and broken line of sight, any thoughts people?

    *sidenote* Sorry for temporary stealing of Magoo's thread, to make up for it here is a burger for Magoo
    Last edited by RogueAgent94; 02-13-2013, 05:44 PM.
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  • #2
    I know about L134. Nice fish. They, like most other smaller plecos, have a tendency to hide at times. They don't eat much algae IME. They might much on diatoms but BNs are better for that. 2 in a 4ft tank will be fine lol. I had 15 (?) Clown Plecos in my 70g which is 3ft.
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    • #3
      I have 6 medium discus 11 penguin tetras and 8 Corry sterba, if I want some small plecos which do you recommend and how many?

      I am thinking of 're homing the penguins and getting the plecos.

      My tank is very new so I have diatoms so some help with that would be great!

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      • #4
        Your tank would be pretty boring movement wise without the tetras. I think one or two plecos would be fine in your tank. I'm assuming you're doing daily or every other day waterchanges. Hmm... most dwarf plecos would work out for you Alan. I'd stay in the panaque range cause I like them better. My favorite pleco is the Blue Panaque L239.
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        • #5
          Panaque are beautiful they had flash panaque at my LFS when I went to get my fish they were so pretty but I wanted a plec that would stay small.

          Loki and Severus will only grow to about 5 inches I think.

          I got up in the middle of the night bad dreams again and I spotted Severus on the glass I think he is coming around slowly.
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          • #6
            Probably you saw him cause it was night. Plecos are almost exclusively nocturnal.

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            • #7
              They're not super flashy but I've found bn's to be industrious little guys in the algae department. LIke most others as they grow they're less interested in it though and more into protein, I kept 2 in a 55g with a school of Sterbai's with no problems.

              If its more like a solution for your diatoms I'd just wait it out, imo plecos are pretty but as Jon pointed out they're nocturnal and aren't a great "look at me!" fish. Don't get me wrong, I see my bn's all the time but normally they're just sitting there, not like your masterfully chosen bottom schoolers you have
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              • #8
                Keeping BNs could be risky with discus. The reason I suggested Panaques is because they ate primarily wood eaters hence there is a lower chance that they'll eat discus' slime coat.

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                Last edited by RogueAgent94; 02-14-2013, 02:05 PM.
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                • #9
                  Lol one of them chose me

                  I think your best bet your diatoms Al is nerite snails mine do an excellent job I have two in Henry's tank
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RogueAgent94 View Post
                    Keeping BNs could be risky with discus. The reason I suggested Panaques is because they ate primarily wood eaters hence there is a lower chance that they'll eat discus' slime coat.

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                    I hadn't heard that about BN's before, I hope they don't like angel slime.
                    Last edited by RogueAgent94; 02-14-2013, 02:05 PM.
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                    • #11
                      It's most plecos in general that do it but usually Panaques do it less than others because they're too busy chewing wood.
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                      • #12
                        Okay thanks I will order those plecos and some snails! woohooo tank stocking is so much fun, yeay!
                        Last edited by aFISHionado; 02-14-2013, 02:27 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Tank stocking can be fun indeed. I'm really thinking of doing an African Cichlid tank.
                          Last edited by Cichlidnut; 02-14-2013, 02:38 PM.
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                          • #14
                            More tanks? Yay lol
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