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Old 03-30-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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Do plecos eat fry?

After my guppy had babies, I moved the 3 big guppies so the fry could have the 10 gal all to their self. I left the bristle nose pleco in with them thinking he wouldn't eat them. After about 2 weeks I noticed there were only 7 fry. I started with 13. I covered the intake valve so they couldn't be sucked out. Is it possible that the little fart ate them?
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If they sat still on the bottom, its very possible that the pleco ate them. The pleco just vacuums along the bottom and will generally eat anything that gets sucked into its mouth.
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Wow, that really #£?%s. Poor babies
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Plecos dont tend to eat fry unless they're dead already or ill/almost dead and still and dont flinch when it goes near them. I have four youngish plecos in with my fry platys and guppies and havent had that problem. If u feed them enough too they shouldnt chase or go after he fry. Fingers crossed eh!
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