L104 Clown Pleco - 120 litre (29g US)

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

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stuby wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 12:27 pm It took years before mine started breeding...... my suggestion is this. Stop with the large weekly water changes and stop messing with the temp. I bred mine in ~78 degree water.... I know others that bred theirs in much warmer water so temp has little to do with it. My thought with them is this, they need a more stable water temp and parameters to breed. So let your tank get a little dirty, no water changes for at lest 10 day. Then do smaller water changes every few days (~10% not 50%). As was said before fry are found year round so to me that indicates they breed when the water temp and parameters are more stable...... changing them greatly may very well put them off to breeding (in my thinking anyways). And be patient..... try not trying and that may do the trick!


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

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I moved the odd ball LDA068 into my newly setup 260g. He will be the only "pleco" type that I am considering keeping in this tank.
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Re: L104 Clown Pleco - 120 litre (29g US)

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Added this little guy to the crew. Container is 55mm ish.
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Re: L104 Clown Pleco - 120 litre (29g US)

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That fish is little. Did you buy it at a store or is a breeder selling them? If from a breeder, that works, but I'm a bit concerned if pet stores are importing fish that small. I'm not commenting on its size with regard to any concern for it in personal care (in your tank), but rather its welfare in a commercial transit environment.

Good luck with it.

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

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bekateen wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:05 am That fish is little. Did you buy it at a store or is a breeder selling them? If from a breeder, that works, but I'm a bit concerned if pet stores are importing fish that small. I'm not commenting on its size with regard to any concern for it in personal care (in your tank), but rather its welfare in a commercial transit environment.

Good luck with it.

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

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The log with the Nana petit attached is now drilled in both ends. One 25mm and one 21mm(7/8in). Each is about 100mm deep.
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