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Plecostomus

  1. sproutdl profile image61
    sproutdlposted 5 years ago

    Do Plecostomus get lonely and depressed? sad

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Only when there are no other plecostomus's around. smile

    1. sproutdl profile image61
      sproutdlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Actually he was fine with no other Plecostomus. However he did have 5 other goldfish around him. Now they are in the pond and he is alone.  I am thinking he needs a few friends. Right? And I was looking towards not having to maintain a fish tank. ha ha

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Get him a mirror. smile

        1. sproutdl profile image61
          sproutdlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol could work!

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Or a nice fresh water shark to keep him company. smile

  3. recommend1 profile image71
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    What on earth is a Plecostomus ?

    1. sproutdl profile image61
      sproutdlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      A tropical bottom eaten fish. smile

      1. recommend1 profile image71
        recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well !!!   who ever would have thought such dangerous fish lurk here in the tropics, I will have to wear reinforced pants when I go swimming next time !!!   big_smile

        1. mega1 profile image79
          mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol  exactly!  I'm picturing the panda in rubber swim trunks and maybe one of those donut float devices!  lol

          1. recommend1 profile image71
            recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            And a butt-plug as a last line of defence !

  4. recommend1 profile image71
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    However - to return to the thread !!   Surely the answer is to put old Pleccie in the pond, or get another one to keep it company ?

    1. sproutdl profile image61
      sproutdlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unable to put pleco AKA Oscar in the pond. The pond gets too cold for a tropical fish. However, we did place 4 small guppies in with him and he seemed to perk up, or so we thought. Two days ago I woke up to find out he was suicidal. He was lying on the floor approx 6' away from the tank. Thinking he was certainly dead I went to pick him up and he moved scaring me to death. I went ahead and picked him up and placed him in the tank. He was so hard I was certain he was going to die on me. Much to my surprise it was only a few hours before he was back to his bottom cleaning duties. smile Now that is one tough sucker. lol Excuse the pun.

 
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