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post #1 of 6 Old 12-05-2006, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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pleco question

whats the smallest pleco, what sized tank could it fit in
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-05-2006, 09:07 PM
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i'm not sure about the smallest...but bristlenose plecs stay pretty small. i know some who have them in 10 gallons.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-05-2006, 10:35 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-06-2006, 01:10 AM
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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.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-06-2006, 01:36 AM
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L104s (Clown Pleco) stay pretty small!

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-06-2006, 10:45 AM
parotocinclus jumbo is probably the smallest species of plec!
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