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Huge Placcy

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium Galleries' started by kaz, Jan 12, 2008.


  1. kaz

    kaz PetForums Junior

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    This placcy doesn't believe that he should only eat algae - if we put new fish in the tank they disappear - he is now about 8 inches long:eek:

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    great pic, I take it he lives alone now:)
     
  3. plumo72

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    We used to have a big aquarium but i had to sell it when i had my little lad because i couldn't look after it anymore. We had a big plec to he/she never used to munch on the other fish though lol
     

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    Fab pic - I had a plec years ago and LOVED him so much - they are great although I did have some missing fish here and there too come to think about it!!!!!
     
  5. guineapigqueen

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    Your plec still has plenty of growing to do. They can grow upto 18inches long and have quiet wide and deep bodies. Plecs mainly live on a diet of veggies, but the odd fish goes down well, lol. I would consider finding him/her a decent size fish to live with such as a Tiger Oscar, they will stand their ground but you need a decent size tank 3ft plus!

    Emma x
     
  6. kaz

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    He co-exists with a placcy 1/3 of his size, 2 small loachy things and he allows 2 neon tetras to share his tank as well:p
     
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    hi fish people my name is derick i keep tropical fish i dont have a pelc, but i have a red tailed black shark who is a real bully, he never leaves all the other fish alone, but he is a great looking fish,
     
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    ahhhh now i know what i have just been looking at in your tank Derick,,,,:):)
     
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    Aww he's a lovely plec, i used to have 2 in my tank, i called them Posh & Becks, they got to big though as they reached over a foot each in size, so we rehomed them.

    When i try to take photos of my tank they always come out rubbish, yours are fab though.

    Paula
     
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    hee hee hee, posh and becks,, i like that,,,
     
  11. clare7577

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    Hi just saw pic of your pleccy,i had a huge tank a few years ago 6ft by 6ftx3ft wide.I had 2 huge oscars around 18 inches long and 2 plecs arond the same size,maybe a bit bigger.They were carnivorous and ate live food,and their bodies were solid like they had armour plating on,and very strong 1 ended up down my top when i emptied and sold the tank!
     
  12. xXhayleyroxX

    xXhayleyroxX PetForums Senior

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    my plec is about 40 years old coz i got it from a man who had hadit since he was a boy :)

    its about 9 1/2 inches so ur pleccy is catching up!
    ther supposed to be vegetarian but mine likes fishfood, it floats upside down on the surface hoovering up the flakes :p
     
  13. snowey

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    He's lovely - usually use "dead fish" for mating to feed young
     
  14. clare7577

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    I had a couple of huge plecs,they were about 18 inches,they are definatly carnivorius when they get that big!!they were not interested in any algae!
     
  15. Kay73

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    try wieghting down some cucumber!
    have they got a bit of bog wood to munch on?
     
  16. clare7577

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    I think they would rather eat flesh kay:D
     
  17. Kay73

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    ooh as long as it aint mine lol:D
     
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    I used to have a 3ft tank in a cabinet with a small Plec and a Silver Shark i had from a baby amongst other fish and Dwalf Clawed Frogs and a 4ft tank with Jack Dempsey,s and Blue Acara's plus a huge Plec. If you go to Nottingham shopping centre they have a huge tank in the middle with silver sharks in and the biggest Plecs you ever saw lol :D
     
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    used to have a 3' tropical set up.. We had a Plec in it he was huge.. and our fish started vanishing.. Then we caught him.. he would suddenly surge across the tank and swallow a likkle fishy:eek::eek: and then it was gone!!
     
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