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    Do anyone have any info on pond breeding the common pleco. What it takes etc.
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    Very easy just make sure you have driftwood in there as well some large pieces of PVC
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    LOL. I deleted a line from the original post where i was directing the question directly to you. I had a feeling you would know.

    How large do they need to be before spawning. How large does the pond need to be.
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    Around 7" forgot your doing concrete unfortunately there mud spawners so if your doing the concrete you'll be hard pressed to spawn them

    Also size will depend on how many brood stock your going with

    Idk what's the water table like over to do a dug out pond??
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    Another thought could be filling the concrete pond with dirt to make a muddy bottom but idk if that's practical haha

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    Another thought could be filling the concrete pond with dirt to make a muddy bottom but idk if that's practical haha
    That was the solution i was considering. I assume one foot or so would be enough. Concrete is the only way to go here. Or maybe a large pond liner. but i would still need to but dirt in it.

    Water table is just a few feet down but a dug out pond is not a possibility because the water table is brackish. 200 m to the ocean, ocean arm right by the property.
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    no i am not going to eat them.
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    That was the solution i was considering. I assume one foot or so would be enough. Concrete is the only way to go here. Or maybe a large pond liner. but i would still need to but dirt in it.

    Water table is just a few feet down but a dug out pond is not a possibility because the water table is brackish. 200 m to the ocean, ocean arm right by the property.
    Yea then you could try it out worse case scenario you'll end up switching tactics or go with something different (fish wise)

    Concrete would be better then pond liner it won't rip or anything plus plecos can really dig so who knows if they might rip it also.

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    True.

    I am considering trying in a pond that would be about 10 ft x 10 ft by 8 ft. I assume that would be enough space or do they need a more conventional breeding pond?
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