View Full Version : Pleco's and plants?

06-20-2009, 07:00 PM
Is it true that these guys will ravage live plants? I kinda had my heart set on a L 183 but I don't want my swords stripped.

Or is this a misconception as long as they are feed a good diet?

06-20-2009, 07:35 PM
Feed it NLS pellets and occaisonally zucchini or canned green beans and your plants should be fine.

06-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Ancistrus species plecs are generally quite easy on plants. I've not personally seen any bother plants. I had a pair of common BN plecs in my 125 at one point and they would clean the leaves quite nicely, no damage at all.

06-20-2009, 09:01 PM
I have a huge salfin plec and a clown plec.Ive not witnessed them damaging my plants.

06-20-2009, 09:16 PM
Awesome thumbs2: