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Old 04-20-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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Pleco Question

Has anyone else had their pleco jump out of the water and stay their for an extended period of time without seeming to be stressed about it?

A friend of mine had her pleco jump onto the turtle shelf in the tank. After a few moments it just slid back into the water.


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Old 04-20-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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I've heard that pleco's breed in mud banks, hence why they wont breed in a normal aquarium. I would assume that they can stay out of water for a period of time without too much stress.
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i have had that happen before with a common pleco i had years ago. They just need to go terrestrial it seems. when my water gets low (when i am cleaning the tank) my current plecos sometimes stay on the wood that is exposed to the air for about 1 - 2 minutes before they "decide" to go back to the water.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:36 AM   #4
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Funny you say this.

My clown pleco has an awesome little hole in my driftwood that he lives in. When I take the wood out of the water to clean under it, he stays in the hole, happy as could be.
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:31 AM   #5
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I think he likes the turtle!
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