Substrates for breeding Plecos

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Substrate for breeding?

None - bare bottom tank
7
37%
Sand
6
32%
Fine gravel (ex. 1/8 - 1/16th river rock)
4
21%
Medium gravel
1
5%
Standard aquarium gravel bought at a LFS
1
5%
Other - reply below with what you use!
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DaveW
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Substrates for breeding Plecos

Post by DaveW »

For those of you out there sucessfully breeding zebs or other Loricariids, what type of base do you use in your aquarium?

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Post by TwoTankAmin »

Cant vote because zebras are bred bare bottom and bristlenose are bred in gravel of different sizes.
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Post by andrewcoxon »

likewise my zebras are bb but all my other pleco groups are sand and pebbles
My Pleco's:
4 x L46
5 x L174
5 x L134
5 x L287
5 x L257
2 x L236
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Post by windy1958 »

i use fine gravel in all my tanks
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Post by Jo's Zebs »

Fine gravel in my tanks except for my guppy breeding tanks but there no plecos
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Post by Stevie.K »

My tanks are sand bottom with breeding adults, fry moved to a bare bottom tank for 3-4 months so can feed micro worm etc & keep clean, then moved to grow on in a sand bottom tank.

Whatever works best for you & you feel happy with. :)
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