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Old 03-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Snowball Pleco

I picked up a snowball Pleco and I was wondering if there's anything I should know about them.
I know I should have asked before I bought it, but I saw it and couldn't resist.
I have a couple butterfly Plecos so I have some experience.
This is my first fancy Pleco.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Well, here's some basics:
*Grows up to to 6.8" long but some sources say it has potential to reach 12"
*30 gallons is fine for a one that reaches 6", but 55 gallons is often recommended as minimum tank size in case it grows larger
*lives approximately 12 years
*It comes from the largest black water river in the world!
*Does best in soft and acidic water
*will do fine with a pH-value from 5.8 to 7.6 but some resources say 6.4-7.8
*Feed it a combination of meaty foods and algae based foods
*It is not a very good algae eater
*would appreciate caves and roots for hiding spots
*appreciates a strong current but will do fine without
*Water quality should be good with plenty of oxygen.
*Non-aggressive and can be combine with other peaceful species, but can be territorial with other bottom dwelling species
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Very nice, thank you.
I'm hoping it won't grow to 12 inches. I do have it on a 50 gallon with my Cories though.
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I see you live in Minnesota and so do I... where did you get his beautiful pleco? I'd be interested in one as well.
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I see you live in Minnesota and so do I... where did you get his beautiful pleco? I'd be interested in one as well.
A world of fish in bloomington. Great selection there.
http://www.worldoffish.com/
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Perfect!! I go there. What was the price of the pleco?
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Can we get a picture???? :P
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Perfect!! I go there. What was the price of the pleco?
40 dollars and it's really small.
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Can we get a picture???? :P
I'll try later after I get home. It's pretty small at this point but I'll try.
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Here are some bad pictures from my iPod. As I said it is very small. The last picture is next to some Cories.
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