10-18-2009, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by molliefan09
i have what i suspect to be a common pleco. I know he will eventually out grow my current aquairum. a this time he only about 3-4 inches. I feel bad for him but im not sure if i should try to rehome him now or wait till he gets bigger....my next question is what sort of similar fish could i get that wont out grow my tank. Ive heard a lot of people talking about ottos but it kinda scares me knowing that their main food source is the algea on my tank itself. from what i can actually see there isnt much if any at all.
Ottos can thrive in an aquarium that has little visible algae. Ottos easily learn to feed from algae wafers and certain veggies. I have 4 in my planted tank with very little visible algae and they are doing fine. They are constant grazers though.
There are smaller plecos out there that would work in most tanks. Bristlenose plecos are very attractive and usually stay between 3" and 4"