Questions tagged [pleco]

One of the many suckermouthed armored catfish, typically from South or Central America. Several species are found in the pet trade, and because some of these eat algae as juveniles, are usually mis-characterized as "cleaner fish".

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Do plecos eat fish poop?

I'm wondering if plecos will eat the poop of other fish, specifically Molly fish. I've heard they eat algae growing on the aquarium walls but I don't know about what else their diet may include. I'm ...
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Best way to adjust fish tank water chemistry

I am a new fish owner with 4 tetras & 1 pleco. My tank is 10 gallon with an Aqueon QuietFlow LED 20 PRO Aquarium Power Filter The tank has been running for +3 months and it gets a 40% water ...
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Ancistrus breeding in rock pile

Is it possible to get Ancistrus to breed in a rock pile or do you need those eye sore pipe caves everyone is using. I really don't want to taint my fish tank with one of those.
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Are axolotls and plecos compatible?

I found this question on an amphibians forum. The answers provided on there were contradictory and I was hoping we could do better here on Pets.SE. I have had my first axolotl for four months now. ...
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Can a bottom feeder (pleco) clean and or get nutrients from a fish tank filter?

So I have a 15 gallon fish tank at home with just a couple fish and a plecostomus bottom feeder which does a good job keeping the glass and things clean in there, but obviously I still need to replace ...