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by Woodh
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?

Thanks for all the suggestions! Think that I have decided what to do and it's a species tank with Chaetostoma of some kind, would be fun trying to make a little stream with rocks etc, picked the tank up yesterday(no feeling like an empty tank!)..
by Woodh
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?

That sounds hopeful, although I am pretty confident you know what you are doing and I dont! I am browsing some right now and l134 might be an option? I do know where I might be able to get them so that's a plus. On the other hand L260 is one of the plecos on my short list. Suppose ill have some time...
by Woodh
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?

The problem is that plecos are such waste producers. Even my 6 L104 produce a crazy amount of waste in a 29g(120l). Maybe it's to small, I am not totally against corydoras either which might be more realistic? Saw pics of your newest addition earlier and I would say you actually have around 5.5 l10...
by Woodh
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Any plecos I could keep a small group of in a 15 gallon aquarium?

So I am going to fetch a small aquarium this weekend. The plan is to initially use it to quarantine some dither fish(+corys) that I want to add to my existing tank. But of course the mind wanders and I am now looking for a pair or possibly a group of some small pleco that might be able to thrive in ...
by Woodh
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!
Replies: 31
Views: 8729

Re: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!

Very inspiring thread! :)
by Woodh
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Put a couple of L200s with my L397 group?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Put a couple of L200s with my L397 group?

He says that they are "fully grown" so I guess that means the second but to be fair I don't know if he would be able to tell the difference and neither am I. I keep my l397 realtively cold, 26-27C, but maybe ill increase temp in the future. Regardless I have decided to say no and leave the...
by Woodh
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Put a couple of L200s with my L397 group?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Put a couple of L200s with my L397 group?

I have this acquaintance who wants to rehome two L200s in the 10-15cm range. It's quite tempting to take them since they, atleast lookswise, are among the coolest fish. Tank has been up for some months now and is a 65gal stocked with 6 smaller L397s(would these be in danger of getting outcompeted?)....
by Woodh
Sat May 29, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Wanted (USA & Canada)
Topic: Hello All - L182
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Hello All - L182

Can't help you with the plecos but wish you the best. Like your philosophy of one ancistrus at the time, kinda what I am doing aswell even if I never thought of it that way.
by Woodh
Tue May 25, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Travel and collect plecos in the wild?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: Travel and collect plecos in the wild?

Oh, maybe I didn't make myself clear I just want to see them in their natural habitat, even if the murky waters might make that hard! :)) Especially interested in visiting spots so that I in the future could set up tanks to somewhat replicate them albeit for viewing purposes perhaps with less mud. A...
by Woodh
Sun May 23, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Travel and collect plecos in the wild?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Travel and collect plecos in the wild?

Hello! Suppose I didn't really introduce myself on this site, just started some annoying threads about my L397(there are more of such threads to come =)) ), so let me correct that error! I am a fairly average dude from Sweden in my mid 30s, recently took up the hobby again after a ten year hiatus fo...
by Woodh
Sun May 16, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Sexing of L14 Sunshine Pleco, suspected female
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Sexing of L14 Sunshine Pleco, suspected female

Hope I don't bait you into thinking there is an answer to be had from me, but just wanted to say it's a really beautiful pleco! :) Deffo one for the list.
by Woodh
Sat May 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Should I just go with no substrate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Should I just go with no substrate?

Interesting long reply TwoTankAdmin! So much info I have a hard time knowing what to reply so might be it's best to just thank for all the feedback! I like plants and think they serve a purpose in tanks but I don't doubt there are ways to get healthy tanks without them, and you obviously have! The t...
by Woodh
Fri May 14, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Should I just go with no substrate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Should I just go with no substrate?

Thanks for the input Jools, shane and dw! Have decided ill just stick with what I have and try to work around it until I am forced to move the tank(will happen sooner or later due to living conditions), roofing tiles or the likes is a very interesting suggestion which I will look into further at tha...
by Woodh
Thu May 13, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Should I just go with no substrate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Should I just go with no substrate?

I never really felt that no substrate tanks are a great idea. For me, their merits are cosmetic and owner-centric instead of my view of a decent aquarium that should be occupier-centric. That said, some folks want a perfectly clean tank rather than a natural one; in my experience, the merits are st...
by Woodh
Thu May 13, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Should I just go with no substrate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Should I just go with no substrate?

Obviously I wouldn't remove their hides? -_- I would just arrange it differently so that the bottom is more open but with vertical wood. My question was simply if barebottom is adviceable and I suspect it has it's merits since people do it? I have quite much filtration for what's in the tank but it ...
by Woodh
Thu May 13, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Should I just go with no substrate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Should I just go with no substrate?

So I am back with another question, it's food related as usual haha, since I keep my plecos in my only aquarium and want it to look nice I try to remove as much poop as possible but I am just one man and can't possibly keep up :(( I consider to scale down the furnishing of the tank(honestly I don't ...
by Woodh
Tue May 11, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L104 Clown Pleco - 120 litre (29g US)
Replies: 66
Views: 18866

Re: L104 Clown Pleco - 120 litre (29g US)

First time reading through the thread, any updates?
by Woodh
Sun May 09, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L260 Sexing
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: L260 Sexing

Beautiful plecos, think you have an impostor though! ;)
by Woodh
Sun May 09, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How often should i provide food for my L397 group?
Replies: 11
Views: 3503

Re: How often should i provide food for my L397 group?

Ok I am back with more food related questions as the true newbie I am! Now it's not "how often" but rather "how much". Say I drop green beans in there, how much is a normal amount? I usually take like 1 bit each now but it seems they are done with that in a couple of hours so cou...