slightly bizzare question....

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by baron von bubba, 13 Sep 2009.

  1. baron von bubba

    baron von bubba Member

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    could a 3-4 inch plec die and get TOTALLY consumed by tank makes within a week?
    i would think it unlikely but the only other option is he jumped out and that is surely far more unlikely.

    last time i saw him was a week ago yesterday when i ran out of co2, had no co2 until wednesday so lights had been out so didn't notice his absence until late in the week, now i'm sure he's gone as i had a major replanting today pretty much had the whole tank empty of plants!
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    yes, depending on the fish & quantity they can go in a couple of days. snails are fast eaters!
     
  3. baron von bubba

    baron von bubba Member

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    actually i just found a tiny amount of remains in the one small patch of plants i didn't move!
    so 40 cardinals, some chain loaches and a couple of young angels can indeed munch thro a smallish plec in a few days! :0(
    well, at least i'm sure i didn't gas him!
    R.I.P.
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  4. samc

    samc Member

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    nice looking plec too :( i would look mainly to the loaches though
     
  5. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    nice plec too :bored:

    i had a gourami die overnight once (it got stuck in the handle of some pots), it was about 3" in length and i had a couple of aple snails which were about 2" in size, half of the body was gone by the morning :sick:
     
  6. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    [said in past tense]

    Nice plec. My amano's would strip any dead fish like a locust plague. :crazy:
     
  7. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    what type of plec is it, looks really nice, sorry for the loss tho.
     
  8. baron von bubba

    baron von bubba Member

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    thnx
    it was a Leopard Frog Pleco - L134
     
  9. firstman

    firstman Member

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    That is a really nice looking Plec. That sucks big time. :thumbdown: Are you going to get another?
     
  10. baron von bubba

    baron von bubba Member

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    no pun intended? :0/

    yeah i do really want to get another, a guy fairly close is selling some.
    unfortunately i'm waiting to see if i get made redundant, so i need to wait a bit!
     

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