06-08-2007, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Julie
The Goldnugget pleco is almost the same as the common size-wise with a max size of around 12" I'm afraid.
Ancistrus (bristlenose), clown, bulldog, pitbull, queen arabesque would all be suitable plecs for you. My personal taste from this lot would be the bristlenose like Lupin suggested.
Fyi if you can find a L177 that will only reach 8ish inches and the chances of any other sp. of nugget reaching 12 inches in the typical home aquarium are small given the conditions will not replicate the natural ones.
Originally Posted by leifthebunny
I third the suggestion for the bristlenose. My LFS just got in chocolate plecos which are kinda wierd looking. They stay smaller too.
If you do get a pleco, make sure it's a smaller pleco. Larger plecos (such as common) get "lazy" when they get larger and don't eat the algae off the sides.
Chocolate plecos in all probabiltiy are amelanistic commons so won't stay small please don't buy one for your tank.
doesn't sound like your tank is that mature, i would wait till its more so then perhaps look ar peckoltia sp. or ancistrus (brisltenose) as already suggested