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PostSubject: L181 dropping off   Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:01 pm

So i work at a fish store and when i saw that L181's were on the order list, my boss and I agreed that we NEEDED some. Our store received an order of around 25. I took 5 for myself and a good friend of mine alos took five.

After two days all of them had either sold or died. after 2 weeks 5/5 of my friend's are dead and 2/5 of mine are dead. It is possible that out of the original 25 my three are the only left alive.

I have 3 other speices of ancistrus in other tanks, but i've never had as much trouble with another species. Currently, they are in a 29 gal planted with a high flow (without CO2). ph - 7.0, ammonia/nitrites - 0, nitrates - 10. They get 3 different sections of cucumber/zuchinni sunk on a daily basis as well as some crushed algae wafers sporadically. Their tummys are starting to look a little bigger (they were pretty skinny), but i'm still worried.

Is this species usually pretty sensitive or did we just receive the fish in poor health
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PostSubject: Re: L181 dropping off   Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: L181 dropping off   Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:37 pm

they are normally pretty solid fish. bit more sensitive than commons but all plecos are pretty hardy

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