11-03-2013, 03:07 PM
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Barry_gibb-A 150 gallon tank is still plenty big to me. I used to have a common pleco when I was a kid. He did well with zebra danios and corydoras for years. Way too small of a tank though, but again I'm blaming it on being a kid. Some of what you heard makes me laugh, but some of it is true. the small biotope is the part that makes me laugh. Any aquarium capable of housing a fish that cn get a foot or longer isn't going to be what I call small. Big and open is the way to go because of their size and plants don't do well because they like to dig. The behavior of your's sounds about right. It had nothing to do with the tank being too big. That's just how they are.
If you're planning to breed any of the rare Apistos you're getting be careful. Lots of species in that genus can hybridize and I saw that you have some already.
mn011890-I thought so, but just wanted to check :D I hate common names too. See below.
Agent-NO!!!! Don't let a pretty little L183 become a possible bichir snack! I will hold my jealousy against you forever. There's another species called a starlight bristlenose, L182
. It's almost three times the size. Think that would be better?