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Old 05-04-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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Experience with Butterfly Plecos?

I asked my LFS to order me two Butterfly Plecos and they said that they would, but that the fish was hard to keep alive in a tank. Any truth to this? Anyone has some and can provide firsthand experience?
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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They are actually loaches, http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/ghillstream.html

Looking for people who have owned them.
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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I am thinking of trying them too. Menegerie & Fruitbat both had them, & I think Tortis too. This is one thread with the discusssion on its hardiness:

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9 fancy golds, 1 hillstream loaches, 1 rubber-lip pleco (C. thomasi), 3 SAEs, small school of white cloud minnows, planted.
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Great thread, but sounds like a little to fragile. Kudos for the link though!
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I have one in my daughters tank. He's been in there for months. The tank is kept at 80 degrees. He hangs out under a piece of driftwood covered in java moss. I don't do anything special for him and he seems to be thriving.
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They like cooler water, a current, and are somewhat fragile like plecos and loaches tend to be when being transported.

540 gallon outdoor pond with:
4 weather loaches
18 commons/comets
5 orandas
5-20 mosquito fish
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butterfly, fly, pleco, plecos

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