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Best way to adjust fish tank water chemistry

Firstly, I'll go for my old refrain "consistency is key". It's better to have consistent water parameters than changing them continually to 'chase the perfect conditions'. Firstly, your nitrite ...
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How to feed a Pleco in a community tank?

I had a similar situation before, and added a simple "shelter" to tuck the Pleco food under. Most fish, and I suspect bettas as well, won't bother swimming under a low structure on the ...
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Pleco has a burn! Help, please!

If you are using a glass-encased heater then it may help to replace it with plastic-encased heater, glass has much higher thermal conductivity than plastic which means it transfers its heat much ...
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Are axolotls and plecos compatible?

It is generally not recommended to keep any type of fish with Axolotls as they can nip at their gills or otherwise stress the axolotl. Plecos are definitely not compatible with axolotls for several ...
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Ancistrus breeding in rock pile

The original question specifically described clay breeding pipes as "eye sore pipe caves," implying the asker prefers a natural look. Use driftwood! All a male ancistrus needs is a concave or hollow ...
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Ancistrus breeding in rock pile

Okay, so first off spL144s aren't the easiest of the Ancistrus to breed BUT you will NOT want to add any other kinds into the mix, to ensure proper breeding. Hopefully both your males and females all ...
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Do plecos eat fish poop?

I don't think they will try to eat fish poop unless they're starving. They are great at eating algae off glass and (smooth) rocks and wood though. I would definitely get some sinking tablet or pellet ...
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Why is my Pleco turning white, how to improve his health

I do not know your setup, but one important detail about plecostomus (if I remember it correctly) is that they prefer dark places, as well as places to hide. If they do not have these conditions met, ...
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Are axolotls and plecos compatible?

I keep a golden bristle nosed pleco in my tank along with two Axolotls. They have lived together for almost a year now with no problems hardly ever. I would only keep these types of Plecos with ...
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