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Re: Plecos

In a message dated 2/23/1999 2:58:56 AM Central Standard Time, Aquatic-Plants-
Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Subject: Plecos and Acrylic Tanks
>  While doing some research at "The Krib" I ran across an article "Good (and
>  Bad) Beginner Fish" by Dean Hougen (at http://faq.thekrib.com/fish-
>  popular.html) that stated "Plecos should *not* be kept in wooden tanks, or
>  even acrylic ones for that matter, as they may chew into the tank material
>  damaging it and/or themselves (by ingesting toxins or undigestible matter).

To the other side of the story I read someplace that drift wood is almost
required to keep pleco's healthy.  I have some in all my tanks that have
pleco's and they seem to enjoy chewing on it with no ill effects.