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  1. #1

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    Just got one from a roomie who didnt want him any more. Is there anything i should know about this little guy?

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    There are so many different types of pleco's, it's really tough to tell for sure which one that is.
    Check out this link and see if you can id it.

    www.planetcatfish.com/

    Alot of pleco's need driftwood in the tank to supplement their diet.
    Some get huge like 2 feet.
    All like cucumber or zucchini along with their algae and wafer diet.

    Amazing your first AC gift is a pleco.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    Looks like a rubbernose pleco (sometimes called rubberlip or bulldog). They get to be 4-5". They'll eat a bit of everything including regular fish food and algae... you should provide it with fresh veggies like zucchini to eat too.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
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    Hm, looks like i will have to try zucchini. I've tried to feed my other pleco algae wafers, but my granulated catfish always steals em first.

    Do I need to cook the zucchini or anything before tossing it into the tank?

    I assume I will have to attach it to like a rock or something to get it to sink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino
    Looks like a rubbernose pleco (sometimes called rubberlip or bulldog). They get to be 4-5". They'll eat a bit of everything including regular fish food and algae... you should provide it with fresh veggies like zucchini to eat too.
    Just googled rubbernose pleco and all the pictures look just like him. Thanks!
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    Some just put the zucchini in the tank as it is, I pour boiling water over mine for a few seconds, let it sit and use toothpicks to stick it into the gravel. Take it out after 24 hours so it doesn't pollute the tank.
    Your pleco may not find it right away but after a few times it becomes his/her favourite spot.

    I too have a rubberlipped/bulldog and they are neat.
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