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Common Pleco

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store

Appearance

4/5

Health

4/5

Easy to Feed

3/5

Easy Environment Needs

5/5

Compatibility with other species

3/5

Compatibility with own species

4/5

Activity Level

3/5

Visibility

1/5

Breeding

N/A

Interaction with owner

1/5

Schopenhauer the Pleco

By

United States

Posted Sep 04, 2015

I purchased a pleco (named Schopenhauer) because I had a few fish in the tank and from what research I was able to do it seemed as though I would be able to add one to the tank with little difficulty. Schopenhauer seemed to work well with my other fish (fantails and a black moor goldfish). I rarely saw him since he was a very solitary fish. His favorite place to sit was behind the casing of the tank filter (there's a good 3/4 inch gap between the outer shell and the filter power pack).

I would definitely get another pleco but it will have to wait until I can either get another tank or different fish. Schopenhauer died a month or so after I moved. I noticed that my calico fantail was unusually aggressive and would eat the algae tablets that I dropped in the tank for the pleco. He had seemed to survive the move alright, the only change in his behavior was that he no longer sat behind the filter casing. If I were to get another one I would make sure to put it in a tank with less dominant fish.

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