pitbull plec's

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pitbull plec's

Postby ady » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:46 pm

hi all.i was just wondering if anyone has experience of these.i currently have a 9" common pleco,but want to rehome it soon as poss.

i still would like a pleco or 2..to help keep my tank nicely clean .

i saw these in a local shop.it said they grow to 8 cm...is this true ???......dont wanna get a species that outgrows the tank.

maybe a pair of pitbulls or such like.how do you sex pleco's ??

or maybe BN's..

i have a 250 litre,over filtered tank.plenty bogwood and all live plants

any advice would be great

cheers in advance

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Re: pitbull plec's

Postby englishmx » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:05 pm

6cm max size at a push :wink:

No idea about sexing them (apart from male BN having whiskers!)but found you this....

http://www.ehow.com/how_5050458_sex-pleco.html
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Re: pitbull plec's

Postby ady » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:34 pm

cheers MX :wink:
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Re: pitbull plec's

Postby cozzie44 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:38 am

hi, i have been looking on other sites regarding on what common plecs, bulldog plecs eat it says
that they eat cucumber, zucchrini sprouts and they also each spinache,
i was wondering if you know if they eat the spinache cooked or do they just eat it as a full leaf and
would it have to be weighed down to the bottom of the tank.
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Re: pitbull plec's

Postby cousin it » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:04 pm

when feeding spinache it is usualy blanched before adding to the tank to break down the cellular structure to make it easier for them to eat, place a few leaves in a cup of boiling water for a few seconds until the colour of the leaves changes and they go slightly limp then place in some cold water prior to adding to the tank, the leaves should sink on their own and allow the plecs to find and enjoy them.
I tend ot use organic spinach for my plecs I also keep a bag for frozen organic spinach in the freezer which can be used if you decide to make it a larger part of their diet, with the occaisional treat of fresh.
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