View Full Version : Predatory Pleco?
03-11-2005, 05:15 PM
Would a large pleco (13") eat smaller fish? Like 1" - 1.5"?
03-11-2005, 05:37 PM
It could. I've heard of the larger ones going predatory before although I've never experienced it myself. But then, I've always traded in my plecos at around 5".
03-12-2005, 10:39 AM
they will definatley eat/kill smaller fish if they are not well fed. i know that they arent natural predators but if the yare hungry they will kill and eat the slime coating off of other fish.
hope this helps.
03-25-2005, 12:04 AM
They wont if its a live fish. But they do feed on carcass.
03-25-2005, 12:11 AM
Uhh not all pleco's are 'herbivores' some are carnivores in just about every sense of the word. Them pretty little SPENSIVE Zebra's would rather have steak than fries. :cool:
03-25-2005, 12:33 PM
Ah well. I learned my lesson the hard way. Now the bite-size fish are in a different tank & on Sunday the plecos, that I got free w/ a free tank, are going to a new home.
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