HELP!! URGENT!!

Scoobs55

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Hello,
I recently got a green phantom to get pleco and put him in my tank with a 5" kelberi peacock bass, the pleco is just about the same size. I know long term this won't work and it's only for a little while. Anyways the kelberi keeps swimming towards the pleco whenever he's out of hiding or moving and the pbass kind of gulps/bites near him about an inch away. He hasn't actually bite the plec yet but I'm worried. Is he just mistaking him for food and backing off or is it gonna end badly. Once again I know the pbass will outgrow the pleco very quickly but it's only short term. Thanks so muchimage.jpeg image.jpg
 

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So uhh, what are you asking?
 
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Dee eng

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They will be fine...I have 6 pbass around 5-6" with my 1 pleco about 5" they chase him around but that's all.. I think he/she just want to play...prob need some buddies!
 

Scoobs55

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I was asking if the pleco would be fine.

Thanks man I was a little scared that the pbass would eventually hurt him instead of chasing him but I guess I can sleep easy tonight!
 

Scoobs55

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I was asking if the pleco would be fine.

Thanks man I was a little scared that the pbass would eventually hurt him instead of chasing him but I guess I can sleep easy tonight!

Yeah the pbass goes towards him and kind of bites near him... :/
 

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As long as any spike-finned fish remain too big to swallow throughout both species lives, it should work. We just had someone here with a Peacock that had a catfish stuck in it's throat.....
 

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I remember that tread....lol! That bass was much bigger than that catfish and it was inevitable. Kid didn't know what's up, he threw it in there for his bass to eat.
 
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Scoobs55

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That's really ignorant, poor fish. Well the pbass is about 5-5.5" and the pleco 4.5-5"
 

Frank Castle

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That's really ignorant, poor fish. Well the pbass is about 5-5.5" and the pleco 4.5-5"
how big is max size for both fish? I would even worry about a common pleco w/ a temensis......fish aren't good at length-perception when hungry.....they eat things smaller diameter but longer than they are all the time just cuz it "fits" in their mouth
 
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