Originally Posted by braykbeat
Hey. I just moved my albino bushy nose pleco from it's 5 gallon into a 20 gallon. The other fish I had in there with him died and I wanted to conserve some space.
In the 20, there's a clown pleco, which I thought died. I found him in there after I put the bushy nose in there. Is there gong to be problems having two plecos in one tank? It seems there wouldn't be because it's a pretty big tank.
So long as you have some wood for both the clown pleco and the Bristlenose then you could keep the two in 20 gal with not too many other fishes.
Both the Clown pleco and now the Bristlenose will create a fair amount of waste on their own and weekly water changes of 30 to 50 percent will help maintain the water quality.
Were it me,,I would see that there is modest water movement either by oversize filter, or by addition of a small powerhead.
These two species in my expierience do best in oxygen rich water (airstones) and water with movement or slight current.
A school of six to eight small tetra's would be all I would add to the 20 gallon tank assuming it has a healthy biological filter = Cycled.
Would also add some vegetable matter once or twice a week after lights out for the plecos to nibble on and remove the uneaten portion of a morning.
I have had them take(eat) zuchinni,cucumber,sweet bell pepper,romain lettuce, bananna skin (fleshy side),and algae wafers ,spirulina pellets.