erg... for some reason im not getting any replies, even on my watched posts.
Yeah i know that invasive species can be detrimental to any ecosystem... however as far as the pleco's are concerned one thing they are good for is the algae control that's been getting out of hand in florida. Because of all the fertilizers people use in their lawns there are getting too many phosphates in the water that's causing more algae to grow and choking out the natural habitat. So in a way the pleco's are actually helping the environment. And they can live in these waters year round becuase even in the winter its going to be 72 degrees in the springs.
Another problem we've had here in lake county is the apple snails taht people release is eating ALL of the vegatation.....
but thats an entirely different story.