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[APD] Attack of the plecos

If you see it again grab it and I'll take it.

Pembroke Pines, FL
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 21:33:34 -0400
> From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
> Subject: [APD] Attack of the plecos
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> I was out taking samples in Salt Springs and I always swim to the bottom of
> the outflow shafts as a habit(down about 20-30ft), and looking over I see a
> large Tiger Pleco munching away on the vertical wall of algae about 15ft
> down. Didn't seem to mind me taking a good look. I could have grabbed it and
> taken it home. But where would I put it?
> I've seen one in muddy waters etc, but this is a semi salty clear water
> spring with Potamogeton, Najas, Vals, Hydrilla etc. I got a very good look.
> They are quite nice looking when they are 18" and well fed. They have a few
> SW fish running around and blue crabs also. Lots of big fish there. A large
> black bear ran across the road right in front of me about 1/4 mile from the
> spring as I was coming in. Fun swimming hole. The spring run connects with
> Lake George which connects to the St John's River which connects to Ocean.
> Regards, 
> Tom Barr
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