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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby Ruthiebaby88 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:42 am

WOW! I feed my pleco algae wafers at night with the light off when the cichlids are lazy.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:58 pm

also a good idea:) and thanks for the WOW lol he is pretty isnt he?
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby smitty » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:44 am

I would not keep him with the Africans either. Narwhal72 offered you some great advice. Use it!
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby sumthinfishy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:48 pm

Hows the gold nugget doing?
240 CA tank
125 SA tank
125 planted tank
125 tanganyikan tank
125 mixed african
(2) 75 growouts
(2) 33 longs with multiple L series plecos
35 breeder planted shrimp and juli cat
....and a few others
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:45 am

He's doing great so far:) eating the algea off the tank and munching on the driftwood I got him.
I think he is still settleling in since he hasnt even touched the bottom of the tank yet lol
but so far so good:)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby sumthinfishy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:00 am

Checking in to see how the gold nugget is doing? Its been about a month right?
240 CA tank
125 SA tank
125 planted tank
125 tanganyikan tank
125 mixed african
(2) 75 growouts
(2) 33 longs with multiple L series plecos
35 breeder planted shrimp and juli cat
....and a few others
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby noki » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:13 am

The Pleco will be largely ignored, but do not be surprised if you find it dead in a few months or so. A fish doesn't have to be killed to die from stress from diet and environment.

I think Narwal72 is right, most of those Gold nuggets types usually die before a year unless they are in a special setup. I've tried it years ago and killed them, a shameful waste of a really cool wild fish let alone the cost.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:44 pm

well for a update on the nugget, he is doing fantastic hes his own little place in the tank, hes eating regularily, belly looks healthy and hes very active, he doesnt seem to have any concern for the cichlids and the fish leave him alone completely.
So far its been a couple months now and hes doing great:)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby wryan » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:10 pm

Good to hear ... he's a really beautiful little critter ... :thumb:
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:24 pm

I agree:) hes got such a personality aswell, I cant wait until he gets bigger :)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby Narwhal72 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:51 pm

Well technically it's only been 5 1/2 weeks since January 7th when you posted that you got him.

Glad to hear he's doing well, but the real test will be if it is still alive after July 7th. If it makes it that far I think you are safely out of the woods in regards to acclimating to captivity.

You are going to be waiting a LOOOONG time for it to get bigger. Mine are just about 4" SL and put on 1.5" in 4 years. It will be another 5 years or so until they reach the 8" SL range.

Keeping fish like these requires a lot of patience. Most people don't even keep the same aquarium running for that period of time.
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:50 pm

well she looks cute small anyhow lol, but yup seems to be fine:) ill keep updating monthly or as people ask for a update:)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby wryan » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:19 am

omac84 wrote:well she looks cute small anyhow lol, but yup seems to be fine:) ill keep updating monthly or as people ask for a update:)

Mor pics ... :lol:
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:17 pm

will try this evening after work for you guys if hes out:)
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Re: Gold nugget Pleco

Postby omac84 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:58 pm

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I know there not the greatest pic but all my fish kept getting in the way so this is the best i can do for now.
Still healthy and very active:)
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