Pleco Question

Joe L.

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Why does my pleco just sit behind the filter stem all day and not do his job? Lol! My tank isn't dirty or anything or have an overgrowth of algae, but I feel like at this rate, it may start to... lol why do they do that?
 

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So do they ever come out and actually clean up at night? Lol it's in my bedroom so I would most likely see it. I have my LEDs set on a timer to dim down to the lowest setting at 12am and come back on at 7am...
 

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So do they ever come out and actually clean up at night? Lol it's in my bedroom so I would most likely see it. I have my LEDs set on a timer to dim down to the lowest setting at 12am and come back on at 7am...
It depends on what type of pleco you have. Plecos aren't a cleanup crew and some don't even eat algae.
 

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It depends on what type of pleco you have. Plecos aren't a cleanup crew and some don't even eat algae.
Hes just a common pleco that does eat algae. He was doing it when I first got him, and then stopped. Hes about 8 inches, so not a baby lol
 

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My bristlenoses stay out all day, usually on a large hunk of carrot or zuchinni. I don't blanch it for them, if they can grind wood they don't need my help! :smuggrin:
 
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