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Royal pleco?

Posted By: Guinevere <natmur@juno.com>
Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2000, at 2:30 p.m.

Hi, more questions as I plan my new tank. So far this is my idea: 75 gallons, alk water, high seventies temp., 'waterfall' filters. I'm thinking Clown loaches, yoyos, a pair of pretty angels. Can a dojo get along in that enviroment? (Too warm for them?)

Also I want a pleco, maybe one of those unusual black and white striped ones, I think they're called Royal plecos - is that right? How do they 1) get along with these fish I just mentioned (I imagine they would) and 2) do they do a good job of keeping the tank algae down (as compared to the appetite of the ordinary pleco)?

And do they live as long as ordinary plecos? Awhile back I bought a golden nugget pleco and within a few months he died unexplicably (from the feedback I got from other golden nugget owners, this seems to be a common thing that happens to those fish). Is ther