View Full Version : l200 new home

03-16-2010, 12:05 AM
anybody kept a green phantom with taganican cichlids?

03-16-2010, 01:02 AM
I keep many plecos (including L200) with frontosas. Going to depend on your water params for the most part.

03-16-2010, 02:08 AM
the phantom is in a tank with angels now but the tank is clean, and the 200 is slowly starving. itsa wc fish, so its not eating anything i offer it. the tangs tank has algae but im scared of stressing it too much if i move it.

03-16-2010, 12:31 PM
Use a long acclimation period and you shouldn't create too much stress by moving it.
Most Plecos are compatible with Cichlids due to their heavy "armour."

What have you offered it so far?

03-17-2010, 01:44 AM
i have tried cucumber, zuchini, peas, shrimp pelets, mango, and frozen tubifex and frozen blood worms. i have some internal parasite treatment for it im gonna try too

03-17-2010, 02:59 PM
Try some algae wafers. Some catfish just like the cheap stuff sometimes!

How long have you left the food in there?
Putting it in before you go to bed/taking it out in the morning could help as many L200s dislike eating in front of their owners at first.

03-17-2010, 06:27 PM
i havent seen it eat wafers, which i do put in at night. i know that the corys eat them. Im treating the tank for parasites rightnow, and i gave them some garlic soaked zuchini last night

03-17-2010, 06:50 PM
Good plan. Keep us updated.

03-20-2010, 04:35 AM
the plec died. i must have waitied too long to start treating it.

03-20-2010, 10:36 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. You did your best to get it to eat.

03-21-2010, 04:29 AM
i know that having fish die and fighting disease is all part of the hobby, but i just hate to have a fish die like that. I kinda feel like i should have done something more but i guess its just learn and move on.