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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby Steve C » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:42 am

Glad to hear he's doing well. Like Narwhal72 said they really are hard to keep alive. I had one myself a year and a half ago that I paid $50 for and was about 4" which lasted about 3 months till I found him dead one day. Beautiful species of pleco but hard to take care of if they aren't in a species specific tank. Glad yours is still doing well.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby Narwhal72 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:29 am

See if you can get an underside shot of the belly.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:43 am

I would love to take a pic of his belly lol but he only comes onto the front glass once every blue moon, but next time hes on there i will send a pic:)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:16 am

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finally got a shot of this little girls belly:)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby Narwhal72 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:00 am

Looks ok. I wouldn't say it looks really full, but I wouldn't say it looks sunken either.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:33 am

i do have to say it is hard to gaurentee that she eats, all the cichlids are food hoggers but i find that when she gets hungry she comes out and fights for the zuchinni or any other pleco food i put in the tank:)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby Narwhal72 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:29 pm

I feed mine about a half hour before lights out.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby Fish Jerk » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:23 pm

Peacocks are not going to mess with him and water should be fine. Doesn't mean he won't mysteriously die anyway if he's weak from capture but he's a great looking fish.

Put a big zuchini in there once in a while and your peacocks and pleco will eat it up like candy once it starts to soften up a bit. Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:31 pm

just a small update on my nugget, She is doing fine still healthy and eating well nice full belly whenever i see it:) my only small issue is my livingstoni and VC-10 have nipped some of her yellow tail ends:( not a big issue but im trying to trade those fish for something a little less nipping.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby black and blue » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:07 pm

Good luck, nice looking fish wow
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