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mudskipperman 12-05-2006 09:01 PM

pleco question
whats the smallest pleco, what sized tank could it fit in

girlofgod 12-05-2006 09:07 PM

i'm not sure about the smallest...but bristlenose plecs stay pretty small. i know some who have them in 10 gallons.

JouteiMike 12-05-2006 10:35 PM

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.

JouteiMike 12-06-2006 01:10 AM

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.

Bristle nose 12-06-2006 01:36 AM

L104s (Clown Pleco) stay pretty small!

L's bells 12-06-2006 10:45 AM

parotocinclus jumbo is probably the smallest species of plec!

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