07-03-2011, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by GwenInNM
I plan on purchasing a pair tomorrow. With temps at 82 can the Clown Pleco handle that? I would like to get an algae eater, and need to decide which would be a good one.
I have my rams at about 79-80 F and they seem to be doing fine there. The pleco is a mega clown, which is a hypancistrus and not a good algae eater. My trusted source for catfish info says the temp is not a problem. If you want an algea eater I would go with one of the Ancistrus species, the most adaptable of which is the common bushynose pleco.