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I have a small Gold Nugget L177 pleco. I want to put it into my newly planted 30g tank. Will it eat my plants? (Amazon swords, dwarf sags/tellenus, jungle vals).

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Nice Pleco! Make sure there is driftwood for it too munch on, it's essential too their diet. Driftwood is said to aid with digestion, pleco fiber I guess!
 

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I agree, it should be fine. They are omnivorous so they don't have the ravenous appetite for greens like many other Plecs.
They are indeed beautiful fish. :)
 

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Lauralee has had a horrid time with her gold nugget eating away on her sword plants. No matter what she seemed to do it would eat her sword plant. I think he just saw it as one big salad. Sometimes you just get a fish with "attitude". :D
 

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Lauralee has had a horrid time with her gold nugget eating away on her sword plants. No matter what she seemed to do it would eat her sword plant. I think he just saw it as one big salad. Sometimes you just get a fish with "attitude". :D
Really? Wow, that must be one fish with attitude! :)
The most usual problem I've heard with these fish is that the owners have a hard time keeping them alive, simply because they need more meaty food than most people give them thinking they are like a typical "Plec"....
 

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I never had a problem with mine messing with plants. give him some nice lettuce and cucumber treats to discourage him. Mine always loved them :)
 

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I had my L177 in the tank and he was doing just fine for a few weeks, but I think the other fish in the tank out competed it for food and so it went on a rampage and chewed holes like swiss cheese right through my amazon swords. I will never put it in my planted tank ever again!
 
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