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No, this won't work. Plecos don't eat garbage: they're often thought of as 'cleaner fish' because some species will conveniently eat algae and leftovers, and because they tend to be pretty inconspicuous, but none of them will thrive for long on detritus. The muck in your filter media is a mix of rotting food, fish poop, and bacterial growth. Even if they ...


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There are several problems I can see with putting an Axolotl and a Pleco together. Space. Axolotls generally get to be about 12-14 inches in length, while common plecos will get to be about 2 feet long when they're fully grown. A common pleco itself needs a minimum of a 40 gallon(about 150 litre) aquarium. Temperature. Axolotls are naturally from coldwater ...


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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 should be 0 if your tank is correctly cycled. Secondly, you haven't got a reading for ammonia there (which is one of the problems with the test strips). Ammonia, as ...


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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 faster to anything directly touching it, which is usually water - but in case of prolonged contact it could also burn the skin of a fish; the temperature regulation ...


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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 reasons. One is the difference in needs for ideal living environment. Plecos thrive at warmer temperatures than are safe for an axolotl. The most important ...


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If it's getting sufficient nutrients, it would have little need of any other possible nutrients on the filter (assuming they exist). It would seem unlikely that it would do much in the way of significant cleaning of it as a result and even then, any active parts of the filter have already been used up, so reuse potential isn't really there. In other words, ...


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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 type food for them just to make sure something gets to the bottom, past the mollies. A pleco would also probably love you for throwing in some frozen ...


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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 piece of driftwood, or even a flat piece of driftwood stacked or slanted to form a hollow. I prefer concave pieces, allowing the large male fish to dig holes in ...


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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 came from the same place, to ensure this. To answer your question YOU CAN BREED THEM WITHOUT TUBES. But will need to build "caves" somehow, as they only breed ...


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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 Axolotls because they are a lot shyer than most plecos and they live in colder conditions than all other plecos. Other plecos aren’t great though.


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