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*Sarah*
03-08-2009, 03:56 PM
I have a pleco, it's about 4 inches in length or so...it's in the 100 gal, and we want to keep it there, BUT, right now my 10 gal has a LOT of algae (caused by a broken light, while it was dark the algae grew like crazy...light is fixed now)...anyway, would it be ok to put the plec in the 10 for a couple of days? Would it help clean up the algae?
I do plan on getting Otto's for the 10 soon but the lfs hasn't had them in stock for months..:P

Algenco
03-08-2009, 04:08 PM
sure, toss him in there and see what it can do, the pleco will love you

Lady Hobbs
03-08-2009, 04:10 PM
I agree.

(Moving your thread to the catfish section.)

*Sarah*
03-08-2009, 04:12 PM
I agree.

(Moving your thread to the catfish section.)
Oops:14: Thanks..wasn't sure where to put it :S

Lady Hobbs
03-08-2009, 04:23 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_38.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNman000) No problem, dear. It was just one of about 15 this morning.

*Sarah*
03-08-2009, 05:02 PM
took a while to catch the plec, but finally did, and he's in the 10...hopefully he's hungry lol

fraggle
03-09-2009, 04:39 AM
I think it is amazing how well they can keep a tank free of algae.

I had a bristlenose in one of my 55G. She was one of the first fish I got. She died a couple of weeks back when we had a week or more over 40C and I couldn't keep the tank cool. I've had the tanks coming up 5 years now and the week after she died I had to clean the algae off the glass!!!! Every single day I can see it growing. Will have to go and get another one me thinks.

cocoa_pleco
03-09-2009, 04:51 AM
i would say its hit or miss, but probably a miss. pleco's arent actually the best algae eaters

Dave66
03-09-2009, 04:58 AM
Depends on the species, actually. Most subsist on algae and aufwuchs.
Poster, if your pleco's mouth has rasping plates rather than teeth, he'll do well against the algae.

Dave

Northernguy
03-09-2009, 03:40 PM
My sailfin is 6" long and feasts on algae all the time.Seems to have more interest in it than cucumber or spinach.
Take before and after pics of the 10!