01-07-2007, 12:15 AM
| || | Definitely not the butterfly which is actually a hillstream loach. Hillstreams have been greatly mistaken for plecos and are actually loaches, part of the Cyprinoformes.
Originally Posted by love_my_fish
What type of pleco? Only one bristlenose or butterfly or other small pleco will do.
Bad option IMO as they are prefer cooler waters whereas your other choices are tropicals. They also prefer currents and in a 10 gallons tank, the other tankmates may not be able to tolerate currents in a small compartment.
If you want this fish, get white clouds for tankmates and avoid the use of heaters.
Cherry barbs are good options for smaller species.:)
I would recommend going with tetras, platies or danios. There may be some smaller barb species that would be okay, but I'm not sure. Guppies would also be good. Keep in mind a general rule of thumb is 1 inch of fish per gallon of water.
IMO, no plecs would fit in a 10 gallons unless you are prepared for more water changes and strong filtration. Plecs are big waste producers and in a 10 gallons tank, it is very tricky to handle the water parameters.