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fishnewbie
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« on: January 07, 2013, 11:58:55 AM »

Can a pleco eat fish fry?
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fantailer
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 04:40:49 AM »

No theyre mouths aren't really made for that, but I wouldn't suggest putting them with fish fry.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 09:28:17 AM »

Why not? Huh
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Skwishee
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 05:05:55 AM »

Plecos can sometimes be territorial and can in some cases (depending on the individual plecos personality) be aggressive to other fish. I think this is what fantailer may have been thinking of?

Usually people separate their fish fry to a tank by themselves, so they can ensure all the fry receive enough food and there won't be any risk of them accidentally getting eaten by another fish.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 01:00:47 PM »

Sometimes that happens right? I want to make sure for the fish fry's safety.
Not all the plecos are like that?
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 01:31:46 PM »

It all depends on the pleco and it's personality, it's size, whether its territorial or greedy (some pleco snatch food from other fish). Generally where a small fish is in a tank with a larger species, there is always a chance of it being accidentally eaten.

From what I've seen fish fry are normally separated to a tank by themselves, where you can monitor their progress and ensure they all get enough to eat. I've never had fish fry myself so I'm afraid I don't know the in's and out's, but this is what I've seen other fish keepers do Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 05:47:10 AM »

Oh sorry fishnewbie for answering late. I was just worried that they would nibble or suck on the smaller fish fry's fins.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 08:32:55 AM »

Ok. Thanks a lot guys!  Grin
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