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Old 08-23-2010, 02:47 AM   #1
 
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What is one of the samller species of pleco?
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:17 AM   #2
 
bristle nose plec is a common one. think there may be some others which stay relatively small but i'm not sure which
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:19 AM   #3
 
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Ok thnk you, wat sort of size do they tend to get to, and wat size tank do they need?
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:25 AM   #4
 
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bristlenose gets huge btw.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:25 AM   #5
 
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says 5inches/13cm
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:26 AM   #6
 
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Would they be ok in a 94l /25g community tank with some corys and a dwarf gourami??
or would a clown plec be better??
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:35 AM   #7
 
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Would they be ok in a 94l /25g community tank with some corys and a dwarf gourami??
or would a clown plec be better??
If you were to keep up with weekly water changes then Bristlenose could work.Be aware that they produce lot's of waste so if it is a fish you are wanting for cleanup patrol, this would be a bad idea in this size tank.
Bristlenose will reach approx 5 inches.
Clown pleco is a bit smaller, but most of it's diet is wood and for this reason it needs driftwood in the aquarium. The clown pleco isn't very active and you will hardly see this fish. Is also not very interestd in alage except perhaps when small.
The Bristlenose also appreciates some wood to rasp on, but it is not needed to the degree that the clown pleco requires.

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:08 AM   #8
 
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Ok thank you i think im going fo
r 6 corydoraas jullis
1 clown pleco
either a trio of honey gouramis
or a mixture of dwarf gouramis
and maybe some platys
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #9
 
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Ok thank you i think im going fo
r 6 corydoraas jullis
1 clown pleco
either a trio of honey gouramis
or a mixture of dwarf gouramis
and maybe some platys

If I remember correctly you stated in another thread that you had soft, acidic water(below 7 PH?). If this is the case you might want to shy away from the Platys as they prefer harder, basic water. Other than that you're looking good. I would still trade that Clown pleco for a Candy-Stripe though (AKA Rio Negro). You're not going to see that Clown much...

I would also closely monitor any pleco you decide to get for showing signs of aggression to the Corys. He/she might not appreciate having to share floor-space.

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:13 PM   #10
 
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Ok thank you i may pass on the cory or im looking at a bristle nose cory?
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