View Full Version : plecos under attack?

03-08-2005, 03:35 PM
I have lost 2 plecos in the last 2 weeks.
Soon after placing a 3rd in the tank, I noticed 1 of my yellows pecking on his face and eyes. I removed the pleco from the tank.

has anyone had a pleco pecked to death by these seemingly mind mannered yellows?

also, will a jack dempsy normally attack a pleco?

03-08-2005, 03:44 PM
My JD killed one of my plecos :( That pleco was too small for my tank though, I shoulve known better. Once the plecos are a little bit bigger, they will start to fend for themselves, even fight over food with the cich's. They are pretty tough, still a bit fragile when small though.

03-08-2005, 03:45 PM
If the tank isn't big enough, yes they will go after a pleco.

03-08-2005, 03:49 PM
djf - yeah, the 1st 2 plex were only 3". this 1 is 4.5 and was still getting bothered. thx

cichgirl - thx for the input, and yes, 6rusties and 7ylabs in a 29 is pushing it. Id like to get that number down to 4/4.

03-08-2005, 03:57 PM
Oh, the pleco that I was talking about was only about 1 1/2". I think yours is getting bothered mainly because of what cichgirl was talking about then.