Originally Posted by es31710
Just somehthing I was looking into on the database for fish for new fish for my tank and i realized something. On the Bristlenose page it says the Minimum tank size for 1 Bristlenose is 10 gallons. Is that correct. Not trying to question whoever wrote the page or edited it but i was wondering if thats entirely correct.
20 gallon long tank would be the smallest (minimum size) tank in my view for the Bristlenose to thrive in.
LDA25 pleco (pitbull) or Otocinclus would be better suited for ten gallon tank after the tank had matured for a few month's.
Both species in my view will fair poorly in newer tanks of less than six months based only on my expieriences with them.
Bristlenose I have kept ,am keeping, routinely reach five inches, with some males,, perhaps five and a half inches.
they are quite active at night should one use small flashlight with red lens to observe them and other catfish with.