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    Stupid pleco killed my favourite discus!Always pleco disturbed my valuables discus. I'm very upset!!How to punish the pleco?Need suggestions...

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    Um thats bull. I highly doubt a pleco killed it im pretty sure its physically impossible. The pleco probly ate him when the discus died.
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    Punnish the owner for keeping a know aggressive fish with a docile fish such as a discus.That is my judgement.20 lashes with an electric eel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaug
    Punnish the owner for keeping a know aggressive fish with a docile fish such as a discus.That is my judgement.20 lashes with an electric eel.
    Agree with this.

    You can't "punish" a fish for natural behaviors.
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    How large was your pleco and how large was your discus? Large plecos will often predate on other fish when they are hungry enough. If the pleco was that large it shouldnt have been kept with the discus in the first place. If your pleco was a small fish, it probably did eat the discus once it had died. In either case...precaution and homework would have been assets to prevent the death, blame the keeper not the fish.
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    if it did attack the discus, it was probably hungry (what do you feed it?).

    Give him a stern talking to about abusing those fish that are different from him. Let him know just because they are different doesn't give him the right to eat them. Then feed him nothing but veggies and driftwood. That'll learn em good.
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    I'm so sorry about your discus.

    However, I do not think there is any room for punishment. The pleco's not going to learn "okay, I shouldn't have done that...". Part of animal management is learning to appreciate the nature of the beast, so to speak.

    The only thing to take from the experience really is to realize that maybe the pleco is not compatible with the discus fish.

    Again, very sorry for the loss.

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    I have never ever seen a pleco attack a fish... Like are my plecos just chill.... I had a 8+inch pleco and he wouldnt even tough baby fry. Sure if he gets startled his fin could slice open a fish. But I dont get why a pleco is even in the discus tank just because of the slice and dicey fins of a pleco.
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    Plecos mainly predate on large fish that they can latch onto, slow moving disk shaped discus are a perfect shape for a large hungry pleco to bring down. Plecos essentially suck the fish to death injuring it to the point of killing it, then they consume it.

    Certain species of plecos and smaller fancy Loricariidae are actually excellent discus tank mates as they have a temperature tollerance to exist with the discus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
    Plecos mainly predate on large fish that they can latch onto, slow moving disk shaped discus are a perfect shape for a large hungry pleco to bring down. Plecos essentially suck the fish to death injuring it to the point of killing it, then they consume it.

    Certain species of plecos and smaller fancy Loricariidae are actually excellent discus tank mates as they have a temperature tollerance to exist with the discus.

    some plecos are also carnivores. Most attacks though from common plecos are on goldfish, them having big flat sides, and they usually eat most of the food before the pleco can get to it, so it is fairly hungry.
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