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djembekah 08-17-2012 01:21 AM

Giving my bristlenose boy a friend?

Pondering what else to stock my 29 gallon high betta sorority/community tank with, I've been toying with the idea of adding a second bristlenose pleco, along with adding to my bronze cory shoal. The current stock is as follows:

5x betta splendens females
9x zebra danios
5x bronze corydoras
1x bristlenose pleco male
2x nerite snails (though one is vacationing in my 3 gallon, cleaning up some algae, at this moment)
1x adult rabbit snail
4+ baby rabbit snails
several malaysian trumpets about the length of my pinky nail (at the biggest)

The substrate is sand, and for plants, I currently have crypts, java fern, java moss, wisteria, and a sword plant (adding more plants as my budget allows!). i have two filters: One is a Tetra 40i, and the other is an Aquatech 5-15. Temperature stays around 80 degrees. The tank is fully cycled, and all of the water params were normal when i checked this afternoon :) Additionally! the different species of fish seem to put up with each other fairly well.

My biggest question is: do BN plecs like having friends? He's been my only pleco for quite awhile now, and he definitely doesn't seem lonely. In fact, he tends to share cucumbers with my adult rabbit snail, but mostly he wiggles all over the tank- kind of a king i guess lol. He also chases those greedy betta girls away from his algae wafers. Hmm. I might have just talked myself into leaving him my only pleco xD

Do you guys have experience/opinions? Other suggestions? I'd love to hear them- my final stock obviously isn't set in stone xD

fryup 08-17-2012 04:11 PM

personally if that was my tank I widely just add to the groups of shoaling ie corys and danios and I breed BN there ok together u could probably add a female too :):):)
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djembekah 08-17-2012 05:32 PM

cool :) thanks!

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