View Full Version : Plecos fighting

08-05-2009, 03:34 AM
I have a 60 gallon with 1 koi a common pleco and a snowball pleco. It has been going ok for a while now, about a week. But now I have noticed them fighting. Is this for the other one's house? Or is just because these fish just dont get along. Please help i dont want them to get injured fighting =[ Thanks a lot!

08-05-2009, 03:38 AM
Having two species of fish in the same family, especially with plecos, doesn't always work very well. The plecos are fighting not only because commons can become aggressive, but because they are simply saying there's not room for both of them. Please choose on or the other.

08-05-2009, 03:42 AM
Change your tank around and offer more caves if possible!That might help for a while.Hopefully they will establish a pecking order.

08-05-2009, 03:45 AM
whats a picking order?

08-05-2009, 03:49 AM
Pecking order. lol They will establish who is boss between the two of them.
They may also never get along but you won't know unless you try.
Can you get another tank if they continue to fight?
Is it too late to return one?

08-05-2009, 04:25 AM
No new tank but i have a friend who will take the snowball if it gets too bad.For now i rearranged the tank and added more hiding places. Im going to wait and see what happens.