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Old 09-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #321
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I almost got one. My mom wanted it because its pretty. And then she saw the price tag!
Yeah me too. I was so close to having one but I thought about the correct care and that it is quite a rare species. Plus you really have to know your stuff about keeping them alive.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:36 AM   #322
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My high fin leopard pleco

My pleco likes to hide in the cave a lot even though it doesn't really fit so couldn't get a good picture of it but still somewhat cool pics.

It actually cleaned pretty well for a pleco. On the first day it cleaned all the glass

My ram kinda wanted to peek in :P
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #323
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #324
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Finally got a pic of my peppermint Pleco.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:50 PM   #325
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Very nice!! That's about the size I got my sunshine. How much you get him for?
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #326
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So random question....I'm looking into buying a gold nugget pleco and wanted any input on their care. I've heard from a few people they are hard to keep. Any suggestions or experience?
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So random question....I'm looking into buying a gold nugget pleco and wanted any input on their care. I've heard from a few people they are hard to keep. Any suggestions or experience?
Very hard to keep, on a scale of 1-5 they're a solid 4. It also depends what kind of goldnugget you get. Iriri yellows are easier than goldnuggets and look similar. These would be a 3.

Just have pristine water and if you can keep them alive when you get them home, excellent. These plecs don't ship well and are almost always wild caught, so the bacteria in their gut dies off alot. Easy to digest foods are the way to go the first few weeks. I personally prefer aged aquarium driftwood with aufwuchs
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Very hard to keep, on a scale of 1-5 they're a solid 4. It also depends what kind of goldnugget you get. Iriri yellows are easier than goldnuggets and look similar. These would be a 3.

Just have pristine water and if you can keep them alive when you get them home, excellent. These plecs don't ship well and are almost always wild caught, so the bacteria in their gut dies off alot. Easy to digest foods are the way to go the first few weeks. I personally prefer aged aquarium driftwood with aufwuchs
Thank you very much!! I work at my local petco as an aquatic specialist and every time we get them in their gut is very sunken sink, which is never a good sign. We place them in a planted tank with discus and driftwood. We only have algae wafers and shrimp pellets to feed them. The aufwuchs is minimal from all the plants. I can add some well covered rocks soon. Hopefully he will survive and I can get his gut back into shape
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No problem at all, I've had plenty of experience with these suckers haha. I hope he thrives so you can take him home
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Very nice!! That's about the size I got my sunshine. How much you get him for?
Thanks. He was £45
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