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  1. Default Is my pleco sick?


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    I recently purchased a young clown pleco from my local fish store. I have had him for about a week and a half and just recently noticed that his (or her) scales on the tale stick out just a little bit. I am not sure if they were like this when I got it. Is this normal in clown plecos or is it the sign of some disease? (S)he has not exhibited any abnormal behavior as far as I know. I am new to the world of plecos and would like some insight from more experienced owners. Also some info on sexing plecos would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    A clown pleco diet is a bit different from the searches i have done . More fiber and in likes too eat soft wood. I have one and it hides in the tank on a over hang of driftwood. More answers to follow.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm12setx View Post
    A clown pleco diet is a bit different from the searches i have done . More fiber and in likes too eat soft wood. I have one and it hides in the tank on a over hang of driftwood. More answers to follow.
    Thank you. Does yours have these rough scales on its tale?

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    you won't need another tank for this one - showmebutterfly Instead of rep, how about a snack?..need to spread the rep, lol - Slaphppy7 For always appriciating my videos :) - steeler58 Just Saying Thanks for the help! - Plecos Hope they work for you this time ;) - steeler58 
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    I really dont know i have had mine fkr two months and seen him four times.i will try to find him tonight.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
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    you won't need another tank for this one - showmebutterfly Instead of rep, how about a snack?..need to spread the rep, lol - Slaphppy7 For always appriciating my videos :) - steeler58 Just Saying Thanks for the help! - Plecos Hope they work for you this time ;) - steeler58 
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    Here is a link for more info. /www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=734
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    And there's the answer as well:

    Like all members of the genus, males grow elongated interopercular odontodes during the breeding season. Males develop noticeable odontodes along the dorsum as well.


    The fish in that picture is very male!

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    And there's the answer as well:

    Like all members of the genus, males grow elongated interopercular odontodes during the breeding season. Males develop noticeable odontodes along the dorsum as well.


    The fish in that picture is very male!
    Thanks! Really appreciate the help.

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    you won't need another tank for this one - showmebutterfly Instead of rep, how about a snack?..need to spread the rep, lol - Slaphppy7 For always appriciating my videos :) - steeler58 Just Saying Thanks for the help! - Plecos Hope they work for you this time ;) - steeler58 
    Good eye! - j250nyahweh Congrats on MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Here's to MOTM ;-) - steeler58 cheers! - RiversGirl love the new fish - SeaLady 
    Yay for new fish ;-) - steeler58 Another Rummy for passing 2,000 - steeler58 After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed some color! - Plecos T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 

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    Talldutchie thank you for the help also.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    yw!

    Not sure if it's young fish. You could see if you can find a female. Might be nice to have a litter or two.

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