i was on vacation!! sorry to miss you plecos exodus from your home!! im sure he will really enjoy his future pond home.
they thrive quite well in ponds!!
im really excited to hear more about your weather loaches!! they are a fish i havent kept yet but have always been interested in. *very* interesting!!
here is a good link for finding out some of their unusual talents-
although they dont go into their unique slime coat production. they have been known to make almost like a snails trail from one water source to another. one of the few fish who can survive hours out side of your fish tank collecting dust on the floor!!! which is good cause they really freak out at barometric changes such as the ones that come before and during a storm. many of them are sensitive enough that they will reliably jump out of your tank every time a storm comes so watch out for that!! there are ways you can net the top of your tank so they can not jump out but your surface breathing fish (gouramis) can still breathe and your equipment can still function.
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