pleco question
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Catfish » pleco question

pleco question

This is a discussion on pleco question within the Catfish forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> whats the smallest pleco, what sized tank could it fit in...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
False Adolfo Cory
False Adolfo Cory
Schwartz Cory
Schwartz Cory
Reply
Old 12-05-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
 
pleco question

whats the smallest pleco, what sized tank could it fit in
mudskipperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
i'm not sure about the smallest...but bristlenose plecs stay pretty small. i know some who have them in 10 gallons.
girlofgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 11:35 PM   #3
 
JouteiMike's Avatar
 
Zebra Plecos are a dwarf species and normally top off at around 3 inches. That's the smallest I know, althought there could be smaller ones.

As for tank size, people probably keep them in 10 or 20 gallon tanks, but I would suggest at least a 30 gallon tank for all kinds of small plecos under 5" to be happy and healthy.
JouteiMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:10 AM   #4
 
JouteiMike's Avatar
 
Did a little more research and there are a few dwarf plecos that are 3 inches and under. A few include: Alligator dwarf Pleco, Goldspot dwarf Pleco and Redfin dwarf Pleco.
JouteiMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:36 AM   #5
 
Bristle nose's Avatar
 
L104s (Clown Pleco) stay pretty small!
Bristle nose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 11:45 AM   #6
 
parotocinclus jumbo is probably the smallest species of plec!
L's bells is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pleco question ncgamerguy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 12-17-2009 02:49 AM
Not sure if right section - Question about pleco. brettxw Freshwater and Tropical Fish 10 11-16-2009 01:39 AM
Just a pleco question Follow It Home Catfish 1 01-23-2008 11:00 AM
Pleco question chayse Ponds and Waterfalls 4 12-06-2007 11:45 PM
Pleco question ddani740 Catfish 10 09-03-2007 04:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.