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plecos and africans

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Hi Guys.It's been ages since my last post. Got out of years of breeding Africans etc.and now have only one display tank. My last fish, an Electric Blue that I bred many years ago, was the last to die of old age and suddenly I'm left with an empty 400ltr tank. I found a collection locally and subsequently brought them home. All are thriving including a Gold Spot Pleco. Obviously the guy I bought them from has had this mix for several years and the Pleco has done well. My question is this: How do these guys handle the harder, more Alkaline environment that we provide for the Africans and would you recommend adding another one or two. Cheers Cafa

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The large comon Plecos are very adaptable fish and this evident by the feral populations 

They are quite happy to live in Malawi parameters  but feel best to keep them under 8.0 pH and a medium hardness that fits Central American fish

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Cheers. Info much appreciated

 

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I have kept Plecos with my Cichilds for many years, they generally do well in a cichlid tank but are more difficult to feed properly.

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