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    wasn't even 1', hehe.
    No matter how much I learn or know I'm still gonna be a NOOB, but that doesn't mean I'm an idiot!

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    a tank with good enough water for discus should close to no algae....
    plecos prefer harder water any way!
    Death Is A Once In A life Time Experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    You can not keep sucker fish with Discus. They suck on their slime coating. Get a pleco hanging off them and they probably can't get to the surface for air, either.

    If you have that pleco with other Discus, you need to get rid of him.

    Sorry you lost your fav Discus.
    I agree with your valuables advise,but it's too late!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny3h
    I agree with your valuables advise,but it's too late!
    So,,,,,,,,,,have you built the gallows yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red eyes
    a tank with good enough water for discus should close to no algae....
    plecos prefer harder water any way!
    Hu? Good water quality has nothing to do with algea. But not all plecos eat algea anyway. Most plecos come from soft acidic waters, the same as discus.
    55 gallon planted community
    30 gallon planted community
    10 gallon planted wild type guppies and cherry shrimp
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    Quote Originally Posted by HorrorShowRot
    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.
    You are wrong!My pleco was very aggressive to discus.But I wasn't aware about his reaction.So,it's also my fault..

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaug
    So,,,,,,,,,,have you built the gallows yet?
    Pleco sold! This is better sentence for him!

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    Aw heck sherrf,,,we wuz lookin forwerd to good ole fashind hangin

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    Some plecos will be fine with discus, its an over statement to say you cannot keep sucker fish with them.

    Do some research next time, my guess is that in this instance it was your fault for stocking the tank improperly.

    Instead of "punishing" your pleco, they are not necessary to keep a tank clean, bring it to a LFS and see if they will take it off your hands for you, that way you can still keep discus.

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    I've seen ottos nearly kill a Discus, so it wouldn't surprise me to see a pleco do the same. I haven't personally seen pleco's imitate remoras but again it wouldn't surprise me.

    I don't think this is something anyone could predict, but in the case of ottos, or plecos or anything else, it's probably a good idea to get rid of the aggressive or harrassing fish before the Discus gets some disease from stress.

    Definitely a tough lesson to learn loosing a discus like this. This is probably one of the reasons why many experts recommend single species tanks with discus. I keep mine with plecos, SAE's, tetras, and cory's. I've eliminated using ottos with them forever.

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