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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 57, Issue 4

Actually, the koi are in a 300 gallon indoor tank, no heater.  I had three placos here outside in  a 8' diameter kiddie pool.  Grew from about 1.5" to about 8" over the summer, then promptly died when it got cold.  I had not seen them in a couple of months, so I thought they were already dead.  Bummer.  In Florida, you see them get huge in the scattered ponds all over Tampa (Seffner) where I used to live.  Easily over a foot long and then some.  I will not keep plecos in a planted tank, too much damage.  But maybe they should get another 5 or 6 in the 300 with the 11 koi...

Nick A 
> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 16:00:58 -0400
> From: "TBarber" <terbarb at alltel_net>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Otos and salt tolerance
> To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Plecos will work too (the cheap garden variety)...but you have to take them
> out in the fall so they don't die in the cold.   My big pleco used to summer
> in the pond with no problems.  They will get big so you need to plan an
> appropriate winter home.
> TerryB

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