Just Chillin …

"But I don't want to go among mad people …"

Added a Clown Pleco

leave a comment »

I haven’t had much luck with algae eaters in my 37g freshwater planted tank as of late. I had a nice rubbermouth pleco but he plopped over after maybe 4 months of service.  I have always had otocinclus cats but tend to be quite sensitive with a very low mortality rate.  In fact, out of the 8 or so I have purchased over the lifetime of my tank, only 3 remain today.

Anyhoo, the algae buildup in my tank has been creeping up and I needed another true algae eating workhorse in my tank, so I opted for the clown pleco.  From what I have read, these guys stay small and eat well. However, on the flip side, they tend to frequently hide, which is alright by me.  I put the little guy into the tank on Saturday and haven’t seen him since that evening. The algae is still around, but I am assuming he’s still adjusting.


Written by antnp

December 1, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Posted in aquarium

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: