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    Post by crabby-girl on Tue 10 Mar 2009, 20:01

    There's alot of controversy going around about scavengers such as loaches, the many different plecos out there to choose from, and other bottom eaters. Many peeps say that they just help make your water conditions not so good, but I highly disagree with that. I have quite a few scavengers and I love them. They do a great job with cleaning (saves me the work)LOL Me and a fellow member had debate about this.(u know who u r) I'd like to hear other opinions on this subject. By the way my water conditions r great. PH needs to be a little higher but letting it try to fix itself. Any opinions welcome Idea
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    Post by cichlidlover27 on Tue 10 Mar 2009, 21:17

    Pleco's are nitrate factories. No question about it. No room for argument. It is what it is.

    There are some smaller species that don't create as much waste, but the majority of them do.
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    Post by Cam on Tue 10 Mar 2009, 23:30

    Agree w/ Shaun,..after losing my largest pleco (he was 18''s)
    my params in that tank are so much easier to keep in check,..
    i still use loaches/corys for cleanup,..there really isn't
    a need,..i just like em',..

    Fishing for sh*t thats a foot long is not something i miss,..
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    Post by crabby-girl on Tue 10 Mar 2009, 23:42

    well I do agree with u about the larger ones they do produce too much waste. I'm talking about cory's, loaches, and smaller plecos such as the stingray, and butterflies. Chinese algae eaters also do a great job--I just trade them in when they get too big. I even got Shaun hooked on snails. tongue Which I think are great for aquariums. In moderation that is.
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    Post by cichlidlover27 on Tue 10 Mar 2009, 23:46

    crabby-girl wrote:well I do agree with u about the larger ones they do produce too much waste. I'm talking about cory's, loaches, and smaller plecos such as the stingray, and butterflies. Chinese algae eaters also do a great job--I just trade them in when they get too big. I even got Shaun hooked on snails. tongue Which I think are great for aquariums. In moderation that is.



    Ya, I do like the snails they are neat to have in a tank. I dont see much that they are doing though in my tanks as far as consuming algae but still yet there nice to have around. :D
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    Post by Metal Maniac on Mon 06 Apr 2009, 15:18

    All of my Tanks are full of snails and all my tanks that don't have Piranha have snails and pleco's and i see them do nothing but exist!

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    Post by bigcol on Mon 09 Nov 2009, 03:37

    I have a 1ft common pleco and the waste he produces is no ones business sometimes i feel like grabbing him to give him a shake whilst saying stop bloody shitting so much (mind the french) but u get what i mean Wink

    I also have a few botias in another tank and they are great scavengers, i love to watch them hunt around the gravel for the scraps left by the other fish, i call them my clean up crew :D


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    Post by Metal Maniac on Sat 09 Jan 2010, 14:55

    What Pleco produces the least Waste...does anyone know???

    I heard Gold Nugget


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    Post by SusanFish on Thu 03 Mar 2011, 16:49

    When we had small plecos, they eat the algae, but nothing more. Just eating he food, other fish did not eat.
    In 100 gallon tank we have plecos, botias, corydoras and some snails, which were not eaten by somebody (?) and nobody is helping with cleaning the tank (even not me, we have a quite good external filter and plants and the water parameters are much, much better than when we had smaller tank and were cleaning it)
    By the way, by cleaning you mean eating excrements? Because I never heard about anything that would feed on excrements, except of insects. The only thing I would imagine under cleaning is when the fish waves the excrements into the filter with its tail...


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