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invadertoast
02-11-2009, 09:54 PM
Well, went into Petsmart today because the closest one is 45 minutes away and I happened to be in the area. I had no intention of purchasing anything, but then I saw they had BN plecos on clearance (they are "discontinuing" them) and there was one tiny one left. I've never seen these for sale at any of the LFS's I frequent, or even seen one in person so I snatched him (her?) up. I've always liked plecos but haven't kept one in years, and even then I was keeping commons in my 15 high when I was 12 or 13... glad I know more about them now!

Anyhow, the new-comer is now settling into my (already fully stocked) 20g long tiger barb tank, I'm hoping this wasn't a bad idea! I'm not one to impulse buy, but I figured my nitrates are never over 10 when I change my water every week and my Eclipse hood is rated for 250gph. If it becomes a problem though, I have an aunt with a bigger tank and less fish that would love to have him. I figured he'd have a better chance at a good life if I grabbed him as opposed to someone else!

On a side note, I somehow managed to get 11 tiger barbs, I thought I only had 10!! I don't know what I did, I must have mis-counted when adding to the school... then again the "extra" barb is a green one, and my mother is very fond of the green ones... I wonder if she snuck one in there when I wasn't looking!

Ryuu
02-11-2009, 09:56 PM
The best kind of buy is an impulse buy XD Thats how I got most of my fish =D

Deleted User
02-11-2009, 09:56 PM
Very nice pic up. thumbs2:

How big is he / she ?

invadertoast
02-11-2009, 09:58 PM
Very nice pic up. thumbs2:

How big is he / she ?


Thanks! I'd say 1.5 inches, pretty small!

Deleted User
02-11-2009, 09:59 PM
Thanks! I'd say 1.5 inches, pretty small!

Be a while before you know it a male or female then. :ssmile:

invadertoast
02-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Dang, too late to edit! Here are some shots after being released... I'm so in love :1luvu:

Ryuu
02-11-2009, 10:22 PM
Very cool "sucker fish" as I call them are awesome

Deleted User
02-11-2009, 10:24 PM
Dang, too late to edit! Here are some shots after being released... I'm so in love :1luvu:

He / she looks happy enough. Very nice markings. :ssmile:

Sharon
02-11-2009, 10:32 PM
He's very cute! thumbs2: We never get them here...which is a good thing, as I don't have room!

Brookfish
02-11-2009, 10:49 PM
Very nice Bristly, thumbs2:

Ellen4God
02-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Cute!!! Congrats on the impulse buy. :]

fins_n_fur
02-11-2009, 11:19 PM
Beautiful pleco! Nice impulse buy!

PS I bet your mother snuck in the green one LOL

Northernguy
02-11-2009, 11:51 PM
thumbs2: Nice find!:22:

troy
02-12-2009, 12:48 AM
Great find. If there isn't algae in the tank make sure to feed it veggies.

Rue
02-12-2009, 05:49 PM
Cute!:1luvu:

I wish I saw mine! It's been 3 weeks since I got them at the auction, and the male hangs out on the bottom of the driftwood - on the back side. Not sure where the female is hiding...

Poofaye C.
02-12-2009, 06:05 PM
Beautiful pleco! Nice impulse buy!

PS I bet your mother snuck in the green one LOL

I'll bet in another week or so you'll have 12 tiger barbs somehow!:thumb:

zx42
02-16-2009, 06:16 PM
Implus buy is the whole concept to all my tanks. "Oh, that look interesting ill take 2.... no wait ill take 100!!:1luvu: ". As a result, within a day I had 6 bettas.:help: