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  • Chaestostoma pleco and cherry shrimp?

    Just wanting to find out if a Chaestostoma (rubber-nose) pleco is compatible with cherry shrimp and SAEs. I want the pleco to clean off the driftwood and shrimp for other algae...I just don't want the pleco chowing down on the shrimp.

    Thanks!

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    Dave,

    I don't think that will be an issue. I don't think their mouths are designed for such prey..............

    My bushy nose (I know it is not the same) has never bothered anyone in >3 years as far as I can tell.......
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

    'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

    Current 220 scape

    http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...3219-220-video

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gerryd View Post
      Dave,

      I don't think that will be an issue. I don't think their mouths are designed for such prey..............

      My bushy nose (I know it is not the same) has never bothered anyone in >3 years as far as I can tell.......

      Thanks! A little off topic but: does your pleco mess stuff up any? I'm planning to grow a pile of HC and foreground plants emersed (setting up a new tank). I don't want my pleco to start messing the carpet up. I'd like him to clean off the driftwood, but not messup the plans! I've heard the rubbernose doesn't get very big, how big does the bushynose get?

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        Well he is about 4" max and hasn't gotten longer in a while.

        Only thing is he destroys any Amazon swords to where I can't have them. As soon as the leaves get a certain size, he scrapes them clean and ruins them.

        No others, just swords.

        I have glosso now for 4 weeks and no issues with uprooting or anything.

        My HC didn't make it, but not due to the bushynose.
        Thanks,

        Gerry.

        'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

        Current 220 scape

        http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...3219-220-video

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