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  1. Hello all, I have a 3” or so long fin super red bristlenose pleco in a heavily planted 40 breeder. I’d like to net it out and place it in my 40 gallon pond, however I don’t see it possible without removing most wood/decor from the tank. Are there any hacks/tips for netting it out without removing anything from the aquarium? Thank you kindly
  2. I was going to put my Pleco in a 300G pond i have outside. Other residence Are Sword Tails and three gold fish. My only concern is the weather here in the central coast of Calif.. We are entering winter and the night time temps are starting to run in the 40's, a few nights in the 30's maybe 5 day's in a season and daytime 60's to 75. Will the temp. be a big issue?
  3. Sunday Fun Day😄 10g hospital/quarantine tank: Current home to 10-ish? ghost shrimp (the shrimp shenanigan's as they're starting to be known) that were gifted to me Friday as well as a mass of java moss. Oh! and a newly found bladder snail. 20% water change - parameters tested 0 ammonia/5 nitrates before change Filter is hob that came with the larger tank (marked whisper 20-40 on spill edge) that I fitted with a nylon to help keep out the java moss. Pruned back some of the devil's ivy (pothos) in the filter hopper and rinsed filter 'bag' in dirty tank water. Replaced the charcoal in filter bag as I kept the bag since the ivy has started root in it. [Note: will cut apart the bag material before replacing to keep some in tank and reposition to keep roots in place.] Brushed off java moss from nylon and moved some into 3d printed floating pot. Lastly, rock with moss on it to the spill edge to slow down flow. Added pvc tubes to add hide spots/exploration places for the shrimps. Tank Goals: -Move java moss to floating planter. Nylon is holding up better than anticipated. -Research ghost shrimp care and breeding. Pretty sure there are a couple females with eggs. -Research calcium supplements. We have r/o well water here so any such minerals will need to be added. -Put in fancy substrate? Did pick up Fluval Stratum but realize after some more videos that it might be more muss than its worth for the shrimps? -Add more plants. Will clip some water sprite and pennywort from large tank to move into this one. 39g Goldfish Community tank: Current home to one shubunkin (Shu), two fancy fantails (Pooh & Tail), red cap oranda (Baby) and one surprise koi (yet unnamed) gifted to me on Friday. (the koi was supposed to be another shubunkin - was a surprise when I saw the little whiskers😄) 10% water change - parameters tested 0 ammonia/5 nitrates before change Slight gravel vac done to get up excess food and poop. Reburied plants that had been disrupted during the week. Brushed moss off from filter intake and added to a floating pot. Starting to see some aggression from Shu (shubunkin) towards Baby (oranda). No tail or fin nipping as I was kind of expecting, instead Shu is nipping at Baby's face. I don't see any marks or wounds but am starting to see a bit of a red streak starting in Baby's tail. Seems to do it mostly around feeding time. All fish except koi are handfed pieces of Repashy super gold in addition to a larger chunk being dropped in the tank (all together it equals out to about .25tsp). May try moving to 3 feedings per day from current 2. Shu's color seems to have stabilized again though I'm still keeping tabs of spots that I think may be or have been ammonia burn. Baby's tail is still a bit bent from where it has started growing back in. Concerned about possible stress from Shu causing the red streak in tail Koi seems to be settling in fine. Kept overnight in 10g and then given a paraguard bath before moving to tank. Having koi and Shu has moved up pond plans for this year. Thankfully craigslist to the rescue and I have a couple messages out for larger tank and stock tank/pond. Originally I was hoping to set up the pond in a greenhouse to run it year 'round but that may have to wait. Tank Goals: -Move java moss to floating planter. -Keep monitoring Shu and Baby -Start work with koi in a couple weeks to get him comfortable with hands; point work -Track down larger tank/pond for Shu & koi -Research greenhouses; heating in particular
  4. I have a clown pleco and a super red long fin. I have lots of wood, rocks etc. for them but It seems that all they want is green beans. I gave them blanched zucchini and they don't care for it. I have tried various wafers and they won't even touch them. I put all the food in before I go to bed when the lights are off. When I check in the morning, the only things on the wafers is the pest snails. Should I try raw veggies instead? What else can I try?
  5. Two days ago, I brought home a tiny albino bristlenose pleco. He/she was and still is constantly roaming the glass. However, this morning I noticed my pleco has little dots everywhere! Do all albino bristlenose look like this? Does my pleco have Ich? My guppies and guppy fry have nothing visibly wrong with them but I worry they may get sick too since it's been two days. Zero nitrite, nitrate, or ammonia as of this morning. 7.8 ph, 100-200ppm GH/KH.
  6. What are the effects of carpeting an aquarium on corydoras, bristlenose plecos and kuhli loaches?
  7. I am going to redo my 55 and I was shopping for plants and I’ve noticed some say that plecos are likely to eat the leaves so I want to know what I could put the tank has 2 large co-op sponge filters and is kept at 86 degrees everything else is change able this is the stocking 2(I might be getting a 3rd) 1 angelfish 1 rope fish 1 hill stream loach also for the plants you recommend what light and substrate would you recommend
  8. Happy New Years everyone! Frogs, Inverts, and Snails African Dwarf Frog Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Red Rili Shrimp Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Assassin Snails Nerite Snails (Red Spot and Zebra) Mystery Snail (Gold) Bettas Halfmoon Dumbo Ear Nemo Koi Plakat Super Red Cichlids Pelvicachromis Silviae "Affin Subocellatus" F1 Apistogramma Agassizii "Fire Red" Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Super Red" Gold Dwarf Cichlid Bolivian Ram German Blue Ram Assorted Small Discus (Red Turquoise, Pigeon and Tiger Turquoise) Corydoras Adolfi Cory Skunk Cory Corydoras Hastatus Orange Laser Cory Leopard Cory Salt and Pepper Cory Panda Cory Pygmy Cory (Wild) Sterbai Cory Plecos L177 Gold Nugget L128 Blue Phantom LDA33 Snowball Common Colombian Otocinclus Bumble Bee Otocinclus Other Catfish Lima Shovelnose (Pretty cool catfish gets 19-20" in size and not too aggressive) Loaches Dwarf Chain Loach Kuhli Loach Laos Mini Dragon Loach (Sweet looking mini river species) Zebra Loach Tetras Black Phantom Tetra Serpae Tetra Longfin Ember Tetra Green Neon Tetra (Wild Colombia) Neon Tetra Rummy Nose Tetra (Tank Raised) Silver Tip Tetra Platinum Hatchet (Wild Colombia) Red Arc Pencilfish (Wild Peru) Rasboras Chili Rasbora Exclamation Point Rasbora Danios and other Minnows Celestial Pearl Danio Glowlight Danio Mustache Danio (Danio Dangila, Wild, Big Whiskers On These) Yellow White Cloud (New Species, Tanichthys Kuehnei) Other Cyprinids Roseline Shark Siamese Algae Eater (Tank Raised) Gouramis and other Anabantiformes Sunset Honey Gourami Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami Females Sparkling Gourami Black Tiger Dario (Wild) Livebearers Assorted Fancy Female Guppies Assorted Fancy Male Guppies (Blue Variegated, Green Lace, Red Snakeskin, Cobra Red, Flamingo, and Leopard Tuxedo) Calico Lyretail Mollies Red Leopard Sailfin Mollies (Nice Looking) Golden Leopard Platy Rainbows Yellow Rainbow Thread Fin Rainbow Furcatus Rainbow Oddballs Black Ghost Knife (Tank Raised) Mud Fish (Phractolaemus Ansorgii) Pea Puffer Amazon Puffer Fish in pictures top to bottom: Laos Min Dragon Loach, Yellow White Clouds, Lima Shovelnose, Red Turquoise Discus, Red Leopard Sailfin Mollies, Plakat Super Red, Leopard Platies, Red Arc Pencil Fish.
  9. Frogs, Shrimp, and Snails African Dwarf Frogs Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Red Rili Shrimp Yellow Shrimp Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Nerite Snails (Red Spot, Zebra, and Zebra Thorn) Assorted Mystery Snails Goldfish Red Cap Oranda Bettas Crowntail Crowntail Black Orchid King Halfmoon Halfmoon Super Plakat Alien Blue Plakat Copper Yellow Betta Smaragdina (aka Pink Pearl Betta, Wild) Gouramis and other Anabantoides Powder Blue Dwarf Female Gouramis Sunset Honey Gourami Leopard Bush Fish (Tank Raised) Cichlids Apistogramma Borelli "Blue" Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Super Red" Golden Dwarf Cichlid German Blue Ram Common Kribensis Corydoras Black Caped Cory (Corydoras Brevirostris) NEW Loreto Cory Panda Cory Pygmy Cory (Wild) Sterbai Cory False Julii Cory Plecos L114 Red Fin Sternella Longfin Green Dragon (Locally Bred) Common Colombian Otocinclus Loaches Kuhli Loach Reticulated Hillstream Loach Tetras Cardinal Tetra (Wild Brazil) Ember Tetra Green Neon Tetra (Wild Colombia) Neon Tetra Rummy-Nose Tetra Silver Tip Tetra Marble Hatchet Fish (Wild) Rasboras Exclamation Point Rasboras Barbs and other Cyprinids Cherry Barbs Rosy Barb Roseline Shark Danios and other Minnows Celestial Pearl Danio Long Fin Zebra Danio Gold White Cloud Vietnam White Cloud Livebearers Assorted Male Endlers Assorted Fancy Female Guppies Assorted Fancy Male Guppies (Green Lace, Neon Red Dragon, Cobra Red, Blue Variegated, and Neon Metallic Blue) Koi Tuxedo Guppy Pairs Showa Tricolor Platy Assorted Hifin Swordtails Rainbows Neon Dwarf Rainbow Killifish P82 Gardneri Killifish Pairs Oddballs Silver Datnoid Lipstick Goby Peacock Gudgeon Pea Puffer Fish listed from top to bottom: Silver Datnoid, Koi Tuxedo Guppy Pairs, Roseline Shark, Red Cap Oranda, Lip Stick Goby, Loreto Cory, Black Caped Cory, German Blue Ram, P82 Gardneri Killifish Pairs, and Hifin Swordtail
  10. Hi new to forum and been loving Aquarium coop videos ! been struggling with new addition to my 30 gallon community tank. The Pleco eats a little of the hikari sinking wafers but not the Sera catfish chips and shrimp pellets. I tried chopped up shrimp in a glass Petri dish and no luck. He will munch black worms. he is also very shy. It’s been 3 weeks since introduction. thank you for the advise! Lm
  11. Frogs, Shrimp, and Snails African Dwarf Frog Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Assassin Snail Nerite Snails (Red Spot and Zebra) Mystery Snail (Blue) Bettas Veiltail Crowntail Halfmoon Koi Plakat Gouramis Powder Blue Dwarf Female Gourami Pearl Gourami Sunset Honey Gourami Sparkling Gourami Cichlids Apistogramma Borelli "Blue" German Blue Ram Red Head Tapajos (Locally Bred) Corydoras Panda Cory (Tank Raised) Sterbai Cory (Tank Raised) Albino Cory Salt and Pepper Plecos L177 Gold Nugget LDA 74 Blue Medusa L200 Green Phantom L260 Queen Arabesque Common Colombian Otocinclus (limited number) Other Catfish Dwarf Anchor Catfish Dwarf Petricola Catfish (Locally Bred) Loaches Zipper Kuhli Loach Yoyo Loach Tetras Bloodfin Tetra Blue Tetra Cardinal Tetra (WIld Brazil) Ember Tetra Neon Tetra Red & Blue Colombian Tetra Rummy-Nose Tetra Serpae Tetra Long Fin Silver Tip Tetra Marble Hatchetfish (Wild) Marthae Hatchetfish (Wild Colombia) Rasboras Neon Green Rasbora Chili Rasbora Emerald Eye Rasbora Exclamation Point Rasbora Barbs and other Cyprinids Cherry Barb Panda Garra (Wild) Minnows Gold White Cloud Long Fin White Cloud Livebearers Assorted Fancy Female Guppies Assorted Fancy Male Guppies (Neon Red Dragon, Gold Cobra, Cobra Metallic Green, Eclipse, Japanese Red Tail, Neon Metallic Blue, Tequila Sunrise, Yellow Tail Tuxedo) Calico Lyretail Molly Rainbows Threadfin Rainbow Killifish Chocolate Australe Killi Pairs Ricefish Daisy Blue Ricefish Oddballs Senegal Bichir Blue Neon Goby Glass Goby Pea Puffer Sumatran Red Eye Puffer Fish listed from top to bottom: Red Head Tapajo, Fancy Halfmoon, Veiltail Betta, Threadfin Rainbow, Apisto. Borelli "Blue", Chocolate Australe Killi Pairs, Sumatran Red Eye Puffer.
  12. This is my friend's (rubber lip?) pleco. It appears overweight. I didn't think fish got overweight, just bloated. Behavior is normal and it still eats. It has looked this way for at least a few weeks(possibly before then). So my question is: is this just a fat pleco? Is it possibly suffering from a medical issue? Or is this just normal appearance?
  13. Inverts and Snails Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Red Rili Shrimp Yellow Shrimp Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Assassin Snails Nerite Snails (Red Spot and Zebra) Goldfish Assorted Lionheads Bettas Veiltail Crowntail Halfmoon Halfmoon Dumbo Ear Cichlids Bolivian Rams Assorted Small Discus (Cobalt and White Butterfly) Corydoras Panda Corys Sterbai Corys Pygmy Corys Habrosus Corys Plecos L177 Gold Nugget L128 Blue Phantom Filament Whiptail Catfish (Super cool looking) Common Colombian Otocinclus Other Catfish Dwarf Petricolas (Locally Bred) Loaches Kuhli Loach Reticulated Hillstream Loach Tetras Cardinal Tetras (Tank Raised) Rummy-Nose (Tank Raised) Neon Tetra Candy Cane Tetra (Back In Stock) Ember Tetra Diamond Head Neon Tetra Marble Hatchet Fish (Wild) Black Neon Tetra Black Phantom Tetra Silver Tip Tetra Glowlight Tetra Rasboras Pork Chop Rasbora Neon Green Rasbora Danios and other Minnows Celestial Pearl Danios Leopard Danios Vietnamese White Clouds (Love these) Barbs and other Cyprinids Neon Rosy Barb Hi Fin Rosy Barb Rainbow Shark Livebearers Assorted Male and Female Endlers Assorted Fancy Male Guppies (Blue Variegated, Neon Red Dragon, Flamingo, Neon Metallic Blue, and Snow White) Killifish Florida Flag Fish Ricefish Platinum White Medaka Ricefish (Stunning Looking) Oddballs Senegal Bichir Black Line Freshwater Pipefish Pictures from top to bottom: Filament Whiptail Catfish, Hi Fin Rosy Barb, Black Line Freshwater Pipefish, Assorted Lionheads, Marble Hatchet Fish, Black Phantoms, Leopard Danios, Patinum White Medaka Ricefish, Vietnamese Whitecloud (super hard to get a still pic)
  14. Hi. I wonder if there is anyone kind enough to maybe help me with an issue. I live in Sweden, an collect Zebra Plecos, and stuff about it. I would like a couple of the stickers availiable at the Co-op, but since they don´t ship to Sweden I have to try this way. 🙂
  15. Two juvenile betta fish, dead. Each in a Imagitarium 6.8 gal. planted tank. Established tanks, water checks out very good. The only other living things in tanks are a few snails, a bristlenose pleco in one tank & a clown pleco in the other. Both tanks have cherry shrimp that were there when young bettas, one about 1 1/2" the other, a Galaxy Koi about 1 inch, were introduced. One betta arrived Jan. 14th, one on the 19th. Different sources. The first one died 9 days after arrival. From day of arrival he hung out exclusively in the back corner of the tank, ate the first day but went right back to corner & hung there. The Galaxy Koi, who arrived on the 14th, has been a super friendly little kid, all over the tank, investigating as is normal. Last night he was his usual, happy self. This AM I found him dead, with about half dozen cherry shrimp on him. I'm SO sad about this & don't know what to do. We're not exactly novice fishkeepers. Have cherry shrimp & plecos in almost all of our tanks, other than the larger cichlid tanks. We would appreciate any help here as we want our pet bettas. We don't want them terrorized & then killed by 'somebody'. We do know that shrimp & plecos will eat a fish, but we thought, AFTER the fish is dead, then they clean up. Something or somebody killed our little guys. But, who?
  16. Hello, I have a green phantom and blue phantom pleco. I rarely see them eating anything. they are both about 2 years old...at least and have not grown much past about 2 inches. They are in a tank with one gold severum. I'm just looking for some guidance on the foods I should be feeding the pleco's regularly. I have been using a tropical flake food, cichlid pellets and fluval bug bites (pleco formula). It seems like they are not growing. Please help.
  17. Some really cool oddballs in this one! Frogs, Inverts, and Snails African Dwarf Frogs Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Red Rili Shrimp Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Assassin Snail Assorted Mystery Snails Nerite Snails (Red Spot and Zebra) Bettas Halfmoon Halfmoon Dumbo Ear Gouramis and other Anabantoides Powder Blue Dwarf Female Gourami Sunset Honey Gourami Black Tiger Dario (Wild) Cichlids German Blue Rams Corydoras Adolfoi Cory (Tank Raised) Orange Laser Cory Panda Cory (Tank Raised) Sterbai Cory (Tank Raised) False Julii (Tank Raised) Plecos L018 Gold Nugget Pleco L124 Colombian Para Pleco L260 Queen Arabesque Common Colombian Otocinclus (Back in Stock) Other Catfish Dwarf Anchor Catfish Tetras Cardinal Tetra (Wild Brazilian) Ember Tetra Green Neon Tetra (Wild Colombia) Neon Tetra Pristella Tetra Rummy-Nose Tetra (Tank Raised) One-Lined Pencilfish (Wild, new fish for the shop and swim almost vertical) Red Arc Pencilfish (Wild Peru) Rasboras Neon Green Rasbora Chili Rasbora Strawberry Rasbora Danios and other Cyprinids Zebra Danio Celestial Pearl Danio Reticulated Siamese Algae Eater Livebearers Assorted Endlers Male and Female Assorted Fancy Guppy Female Assorted Fancy Guppy Male (Yellow Tail, Falmingo, Eclipse, Leopard Tuxedo, and Red Mosaic Tuxedo) Metallic Livebearer (Cool small species and new to the shop) Black Lyretail Molly Assorted Sailfin Molly (Black Marble, Dalmation, and Red Leopard) Red Swordtail Rainbows Neon Dwarf Rainbow Thread Fin Rainbow Oddballs Albino Senegal Bichir Crocodile Toothpick Fish (Tiny and eats only live tiny food) Glass Goby (Super cool looking schooling goby!) Ornate Rainbow Goby Pea Puffer Fish pics from top to bottom: Glass Gobies, Crocodile Toothpick Fish, Metallic Livebearer, Red Arc Pencilfish, One Lined Pencilfish, Assorted Sailfin Mollies, Black Tiger Dario and Blue Velvet Shrimp, Red Swordtails.
  18. Hello all, I have recently been regretting my choice of a 15 gallon tank 😣 now I’m convinced I want to go to a 20 long for a little more floor space for my 2 leopard frog plecos and other fish but am I too late? If I do get the 20 long could I just put everything I have in my current tank into the 20 gallon (gravel, plants, caves, wood and all)plus abit more gravel and not have to worry about cycling again? thanks for the replies!
  19. So today I did my second waterchange with fish on new planted tank. Tank was up and running fishless for a few weeks with lots of water changes. First time I waterchange everything was normal pleco left the wood when the water got too low. Today I didn’t notice that the pleco held his ground and was left high and dry. I panicked and tried to get the little bugger out of there but he was fully wedge. I upturned the wood to submerge the pleco again and he just stayed in the same place. Figuring nothing else to do I filled back the tank and started doing research on how long a pleco can stay out of water. Found out over 7 hours if kept damp , so feeling a bit better. I’ll be happy when I see him roaming around the tank today The question is next week when I do a water change do I just let the pleco go high and dry or try something else?
  20. Frogs, Inverts, and Snails African Dwarf Frog Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Blue Velvet Shrimp Red Rili Shrimp Green Jade Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Cappuccino Snail (New for the shop) Assassin Snails Assorted Mystery Snails Nerite Snails (Red Spot and Zebra) Goldfish Assorted Lionheads Bettas Crowntail Halfmoon Show Halfmoon Halfmoon Dumbo Ear Koi Nemo Gouramis and other Anabantoids Powder Blue Dwarf Female Gourami Sparkling Gourami Scarlet Badis Cichlids Pearlscale Gold Marble Angelfish Bolivian Ram German Blue Ram Assorted Discus (Blue Diamond, Cobalt, Pigeon Checkerboard, and White Butterfly) Corydoras Salt and Pepper Cory (Tank Raised) Panda Cory (Tank Raised) False Julii (Tank Raised) Plecos Longfin Blue Eye Bristlenose (Tank Raised) L134 Leopard Frog Pleco Super Red Bristlenose (Locally bred Randy) Common Colombian Otocinclus Giant Otocinclus Loaches Clown Loach Kuhli Loach Tetras Black Phantom Tetra Cardinal Tetra (Wild Brazil) Longfin Serpae Tetra Ember Tetra Neon Tetra Rummy-Nose Tetra (Tank Raised) Silvertip Tetra Dwarf Pencilfish (Wild Brazil) Danio's and other Minnows Celestial Pearl Danio Gold White Cloud Rasboras Neon Green Rasbora Chili Rasbora Exclamation Point Rasbora Rasbora Het Pork Chop Rasbora Livebearers Assorted Female Guppies Assorted Male Guppies (Red Snakeskin, Blue Variegated, Cobra Green, Cobra Red, and Leopard Tuxedo) Red Platy Pineapple Swordtail Rainbows Wapoga Rainbow Furcata Rainbow Neon Dwarf Rainbow Killifish Gold Australe Killi Pair Oddballs African Butterfly Fish (Back in stock!) Endlicheri Bichir Pea Puffers Fish Pictures from top to bottom: Clown Loach, Pearlscale Gold Marble Angelfish, Giant Otocinclus, German Blue Ram, Red Platies, Lionhead Goldfish, Cappuccino Snial.
  21. I'm setting up 40 breeder with leopard frog plecos and would like of have a livebearer breeding also but need ideas for warmer water livebearers and lower ph ? .
  22. Hello, I have an Oscar and 4 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey's in a 125. They eat ravenously but any food that falls to the bottom they ignore. I'm looking for a good tank mate to cover the bottom third of the aquarium. I'm thinking something that would do well in a group of 6 or more would be nice, but I'd welcome any and all suggestions. Thanks!
  23. I've got 2 plecos - in different tanks - that I'm not sure about identity on. Hoping all of you can help me figure out if they are "common" or some smaller species. I bought 1 of the 2 about 6 years ago from Petsmart. He grew slowly to about 6" and seems to have stalled out there. No more growth in the past year or so, but he seems to be doing well. He's currently the only fish in a 29g tank planted pretty heavily with Crypt wendtii "green" that's turned into a jungle. The full body pic attached to this post is him/her. BAD photo, but it shows the dorsal fin fully erect and tail flared, so the body contours are readily apparent. BTW, that tank isn't really green water as that photo appears. Nasty trick of the camera because I zoomed in to get the shot without sending him running into the aquascape. The 2nd pleco is a rescue who came to me almost 5 years ago. He's only grown about 1" in that time, so he's now right about 6". Based on where the people live that I got him from, I suspect he's also a Petsmart purchase. He shares a 29g tank with a pair of rosy red minnows and a single black skirt tetra (an OLD fish that's outlived the rest of its school). The tank was VERY heavily planted until a couple of weeks ago when I finally thinned the plants out. Crypt wendtii "green" forest, with a LARGE Anubias nana and a sizable Java Fern, both of which I trimmed. I'll try to get a good photo or two of one or both of them tomorrow after lights come back on. I love both of my plecos, but they're definitely not the most cooperative critters to photograph. I think they're camera shy, because they most often play peekaboo like the second image. LOL They have the same body shape, fins, and markings. I have no idea how to sex plecos, so no clue of the sex of either. Regardless, hopefully at least one of them is cooperative. Come spring, I'm planning to set up a pond and hope to transition them to it. Would it be okay to put both of them in the same pond? If so, how big should I go to make sure they're safe together? I've read so much conflicting information about plecos online, I'm not sure what's feasible at this point. Hoping maybe someone in the forum has transitioned plecos to outdoor ponds (I'm in the high desert of southern Arizona, btw) and can provide insights into that AND can provide guidance on whether these 2 can be put together in a single pond. I'm not opposed to setting up 2 smaller ponds versus 1 big one, but I need to know which possibility to plan for.
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