1. icptoke3

    Royal pleco plumping up

    Hi, my royal pleco I've had about a year now recently got extra plump. I added a piece of driftwood from one of my other tanks and he went to town on it. Is he just a fatty, or is there something wrong with him? He definitely sucked on that wood nonstop for about a week. There was previously...
  2. N

    Pleco problem?!

    Hi, I’m asking this in breeding because I figured this group would know. Do sailfin pleco spray milt or do they have a penis? see picture. My son insists he’s had this for at least 6 months (that he noticed it a long time ago when he was in our smaller tank). I really hope this isn’t a worm, we...
  3. T

    Want to Buy  WTB L46 Zebra Plecos

    Looking to buy zebra plecos in Milwaukee WI. Please let me know if you have any or have any leads. Please text me 641 629 9208
  4. W


    Hello, due to Covid I was unable to move and get a new tank for my favorite fish. I don’t feel like they’re thriving in the tank they are in anymore. SF and Norman are about three years old and around 20 inches long. I believe SF is a female and Norman is male and they have had eggs once...
  5. N

    Sick pleco

    Pleas help. He’s sick and we need help, I originally posted this (link below) in the pleco bottom dweller forum but I thought I might get a better response here Only other notes: 1) we added the plant food yesterday Easy Green from aquarium co-op 2) Nitrates are high, close to 40 doing a water...
  6. N

    Pleco feeder?

    We bought the large from the pleco feeder site for the 35g but it doesn’t work on our 120g so I need ideas The top of our tank has a cutout (pic) which would require this to bend-which we can do but it’s still much too short and doesn’t really get into the...
  7. Plec123

    Want to Buy  L350 / Coal pleco / Imperial pleco / Peruvian lyretail pleco

    Looking for any L350 for sale, also called the coal pleco, imperial pleco, or Peruvian lyretail pleco. Smaller specimens preferred. Willing to drive within reason to pick the fish up or pay for shipping. Located in north Jersey. Open to negotiating prices.
  8. Josh's Fish

    Fish from the Orinoco in the Wild -

    I can finally share that I'm working on the design for Ivan Mikolji's latest book, Fish from the Orinoco in the Wild. It's over 300 pages, filled with 150 species, all photographed underwater, in the wild. There are plenty of Cichlids to read about, including some oddballs scattered throughout...
  9. E

    For Sale  L24 Red Fin Cactus Pleco

    For sale 10" L24 Red Fin Cactus Pleco $250. Located in the SGV area in LA. Pickup only. Would also consider possible trades with L95 or L273 plecos. Leave a message or PM me directly with your # if interested.
  10. N

    Transfer went bad! :-(

    Help. Just need advice. Not sure what can even do differently now. Just ready to breakdown with this so mad at my help. Mad at myself. Temp was 76.2 Temp this morning only 71.5 (if accurate) As of 10am 73 We transferred our beloved pleco and goldfish to their 120 acrylic tank last night...
  11. N

    Sick? Stressed? Normal?

    Pleco finally transferred to his 120 tank. The transfer was stressful but we brought water parameters in line temp in line and ultimately only did one transfer tank to tank directly. He hasn’t moved though since we put him in I’m starting to get nervous… What should I watch for?
  12. N

    Safe to move? Help

    Is it safe to transfer a goldfish and pleco tank to tank (no buckets, bags, or drips), if test numbers are identical and temperature are within a single Degree of each other? Zero transfer of old water, fully cycled @4weeks api test kit used 2analog thermometers and Braun thermometer set to...
  13. N

    COOL a big tank??!! URGENT!

    urgent our tank is running too hot without a heater! We have by the luck of life a goldfish and a pleco. We have kept our 37g tank at 75 degrees religiously but we are all set to move to our bigger tank 120g which is maintaining 4 degrees higher (close to 80!) no matter what we do. Goldfish...
  14. N

    Tank ready for pleco???

    Originally posted under setup I need help with upgrading the tank for my 15” pleco and his goldfish pal. tank is cycled (I think) but I’m thinking a tank to tank move- please read the thread here and give me suggestions...
  15. N

    Possible to cycle too long?

    We started out our cycle trying to transfer some good bacteria from our old tank the filter media and a little old gravel then added ammonia. The gravel is planned to be removed to go for a more natural river rock bottom. The ammonia was too high, ph was too high, we then switched tactics and...
  16. A

    FREE  Re-home: Silver dollars, parrot cichlids, plecos, leopard bush fish, convict (free)

    Hi, I am dismantling my 100g tank because I just had a baby and I can no longer take care of it. I would like to re-home the following fish: -4 silver dollars -2 parrot cichlids -1 leopard bush fish -1 convict cichlid -1 sm/med pleco -1 large pleco (all approx 2yrs old) Pickup only. Bring...
  17. Rob909

    Want to Buy  Wanted: male leopard frog pleco

    Looking for a large male leopard frog pleco. The bigger the better. Let me know your prices or I can trade for a m/f L263 pair
  18. S

    FREE  FS ASAP San Francisco Bay Area CA, local pickup only—3 ropefish, Medusa pleco, 2 panda garras

    Hi! Long story short, my 55 galon freshwater tank cracked, and I cannot replace it. These fish are hanging out in a bucket with an airstone and need to go to a new home ASAP. I’m gonna try calling LFSs tomorrow too but will update this thread if they become unavailable. 3 ropefish, medium...
  19. S

    Want to Buy  L095 Orange cheek pinecone Pleco WTB

    Hello I’m looking to add a pinecone Pleco to my collection. My previous few resources are now sold out. Any info would be appreciated. I’m in the Bay Area California. Thanks, Trevor
  20. N

    Used substrate? Tank transfer Q’s

    Our new 120 tank came with substrate he had fish in until 2days ago. We were going to re-use it, thinking it probably has good bacteria in it but the longer it sits in starting to wonder if it’s ok to use? we have 2 fish, a single 4“ goldfish and a 14”pleco. We want to add a few fish. If you’ve...