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Leopard Frog AKA Imperial Tiger Pleco
Leopard Frog Pleco (Peckoltia compta), also known as the Imperial Tiger Pleco, is a member of the Loricariidae family of South American suckermouth catfishes. Its bright yellow and black, zebra-like striping combined with its relatively outgoing personality make it a very striking fish for the planted or nano aquarium.
The yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) is a saltwater fish species of the family Acanthuridae. It is one of the most popular aquarium fish.
The yellow tang was first described by English naturalist Edward Turner Bennett as Acanthurus flavescens in 1828 from a collection in the Hawaiian Islands. Its species name is the Latin adjective flavescens “yellow”.
Yellow tang are in the surgeonfish family.
Vegetable List For Feeding Plecos
This is a list of a good deal of Vegetables and some fruit which can be fed into your place. Also included are a few suggestions for weighing the veg down in the tank. IMPORTANT
1. Ensure that you have an ID of your plec to guarantee the right dietary requirements are met.
2. A varied diet of veg+fruit is required so that nutritional needs are fulfilled.
3. Do not forget to include algae wafers, meat, and timber-based on species of plec.
4. If you put in anything which comprises the skin or rind make sure to wash it to eliminate any pesticides. STARTER LIST This is a list of fruit and vegetables which are popular with the majority of places.
OTHER VEGETABLES AND FRUIT Apple (doesn’t appear to be too popular) Asparagus Aubergine/Eggplant Avocado Broccoli/Stalk Butternut Squash+ additional squash Capsicum/Bell pepper (not the hot ones) Cauliflower/Stalk Carrot Coconut Grapes Kale/Collard Greens Kiwi Fruit Superior exercise.
Papaya Potato Pumpkin Spinach Sprouts Swede Tomato Yam Many vegs can be given raw but if you discover nobody is curious then try blanching. Do not leave veggies and esp fruit for a long time otherwise you may wind up with water quality issues. The simplest strategy is to add them in the day and eliminate the morning. SUGGESTIONS FOR WEIGHING DOWN VEG A rubber band/rock Suction restricted Veggie clip (fish stores usually sell these) Screwcumber.
Bushynose Plecos Are Easy To Keep And Breed
Breeding Bushynose Plecos can be a good deal of fun and very rewarding. This is an excellent beginner catfish and in addition, there is a lot of different strains, colors and fin varieties to select from. There are a couple of things you want to do to set yourself up for successfully breeding Bushynose Plecos.
1) Set-up a bare bottom tank to your colony of bass. A 40-gallon tank works well with this. Use just bubble filters or any other filter that can’t suck the young fry.
2) You can either buy adult fish or juveniles to start your colony. If you buy adults, then a ratio of 1 male to 4-5 females is best. If you buy juveniles, the buy 6-8 fish and allow them to develop into adults. Decide on the best adults out of the group for your breeding colony. Sexing Bushynose is simple and can be done while the fish are about 3″ or larger. Adult males have an intensely bushy nose, while females don’t. Females also have a larger body than men when seen from above.
3) Males will require a cave of some sort to lure a female to join him. When the female is ready to breed she will join the man in the cave, then lay her eggs and then depart. The male will look after the eggs and young fry from there. He’s a fantastic parent.
4) Providing proper food for both the adults and the fry is quite important. Bushynose has large appetites and calls for a diverse diet. Be certain to steer clear of proteins. In large quantities, protein can bind up and kill your fish. Foods such as zucchini, romaine lettuce, spirulina flakes, and algae wafers are ideal foods for both adult and fry.
5) Water changes are crucial. Because you’ll be feeding your growing fish a great deal of food, daily water changes of 25-50percent are recommended. Water changes are among the most important parts of keeping tropical fish so don’t skip this part. Monitor your water quality for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. It is possible to raise Bushynose fry in exactly the same tank as the adults, but you might choose to divide them to prevent overstocking the tank. Bushynose fry grows quickly and you need to have fish that you could sell or trade within 3 weeks.
A Pleco fish is a bottom-feeding alga eating fish typically acquired for freshwater aquariums originally from South America. They are those “suckerfish”. Plecos prefer warmer water and are pretty self-sufficient. They eat the green algae in the tank and excess food off the bottom that the other fish can’t or don’t. They clean when you don’t want to. One of the girls at the pet store loved them, one hated them.
Well, the girl that loved them loved them for all the reasons I mentioned above plus they are laid back fish…They’ll find a small crevice or spot to hide during daylight and chill out. Then, they’ll come out at night and clean/eat but keep to themselves.
The girl that hated them found that they grow very quickly and “when they poop, the pieces are long and stringy that float around the tank”. The first girl never felt she had this problem with her plecos at home. Personally, I went home to ponder these dilemmas, as I was preparing for a trip away from home for 1.5 weeks.
What Did I Do?
I got 1 very small pleco, the smallest one I could find, to assist with the cleaning of the tank while I was away. Apparently, my mother says the tank looks immaculate…although I only have 1 goldfish in the 10-gallon tank with it. * By The Way: The pleco did a wonderful job…no algae in site 1.5 weeks later! We named him Mr. Klean – Yes, another “K” name…LOL!
Loaches, also bottom feeders, are an option, but seem to bother the other fish in the tank, from my observations…They never stop moving around. They are “Old World” freshwater fish coming from riverine environments throughout Morocco and Eurasia.