It's true, plecos love their cucumbers... & it's not just plecos... or cucumbers

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Thanks for the picture, Jim. I loooove these pictures of plecos eating. Yours looks like a MONSTER. That is solid fish, my man. How big is he?
 

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he's about 5" or so. Not too huge yet, but you're right, he's solid. Eventually I figure I'll have to find a nice pond and let him live out his years in freedom.
 
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Oh, of course, you live in Florida. If I'd left a pleco out in a pond here he'd die in one night from the cold. We're in The Netherlands.
 

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armadillo, yeah, it's warm here, but a bit hazardous. I remember a few years ago in the news someone was trying to catch a wild pleco and got bit by a gator...

I remember the Netherlands. I was in the Army in Germany in the 80's and visited Amsterdam. I don't remember it too well, but I do remember it was very pretty.
 
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Yep, Amsterdam's really pretty! I don't find Holland in general that pretty, though. Ah well, marrying a Dutchman has its drawbacks!
 

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I'm NEVER getting married again... the first time was a nightmare, and things since have just gone downhill. At this point I figure it's easier just being alone.

Anyway, I thought this was pretty funny... it's a picture of the cucumber... 15 minutes after dropping it in the tank!
 
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15 minutes! You're kidding. That's some smart fish you've got there.

Well, I sometimes feel that way too when things are not rosey, but then the positive completely outweighs the negative in our case. We do take it one day at a time and consider ourselves lucky that it's not gone haywire yet. Am a huuuuuge pessimist for that sort of stuff.
 

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Jim just one small suggestion... when putting slices of veggies in the tank, cut through the peel a little bit. A pleco that has a ring caught around it is reeaalllyyy hard to catch(take my word for it )
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I can just imagine the scene with scissors and a wrestling pleco!
 

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I hadn't thought of that, but knowing Paublo, he'll smash thru that cucumber ring like it was some sort of mushy plant....


...wait, it is a mushy plant.
 

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LOL
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I'm sorry, Jim, you seem to be confused. It's not a pleco that you've put in your tank, it's a BULLDOZER! Get out while you still have time, quiiiick.
 

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I think I love Paublo.
 

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this is the first time i put fresh veggies in my tank. UD loves them, and my mollies nibble a little 2. i didn't have any weights, so i stuck a fork in the cuc, and threw it in. somehow UD managed to get under the fork!
 
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That is so cute molly gurl! I love these pictures. Guys, don't stop uploading your plecos eating, they're fabulous!
 

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Kramer has finally started to be a little less shy and come out more during the day. I finally remembered to buy a cucumber while grocery shopping. At first, just my rosy barbs were going nuts for it...but then Kramer found it. He loved it! ;D
 
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Hurray, victory! Could we see a pic? I soooo love pictures of plecos eating cucumber. It think they're so funny!
 

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I took some pics, but they didn't turn out the greatest.  They're on another computer, but I can pick out the most decent looking shots and post them later.
 
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Cool! That'd be great! We're still trying to take shots of our new pleco, but no luck. They little bugger's always hiding!
 

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Okay, like I said, not the greatest pics!  But here are the best ones...

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