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SolaceTiger 11-25-2008 02:06 PM

bristlenose pleco
Anyone own bristlenose (bushynose) plecos? I am interested in adding one to my newly cycled 30 gallon. Anyone have ph of 8.0 or higher and have one of these guys? My ph is 8.2. I'm thinking it's possible to have one in my tank, just as long as I take a long while to acclimate him. :) Thanks for any info!

aunt kymmie 11-25-2008 02:53 PM

I've got one. Great fish. My ph is 7.8. I'd think you'd be able to have one as long as you acclimate him properly. Glad you've been able to start stocking your 30g. How exciting!!

SolaceTiger 11-25-2008 03:17 PM

I know, they are starting to swim around a bit more now to. The otos also seem happier, hopefully they'll get to work eventually ont he algae on the front of my tank... although I'm sure there's a bit on the driftwood in there to. I don't want to scrub it off the front yet, but I don't want it to be there forever either.

soco1125 12-05-2008 09:11 AM

i've got a male and a female in my 45g. ph is ~6.8 because i put peat pellets in the canister filter, however the ph at petco is 8.0 and they do ok there. acclimate it slowly and it should be ok.

willow 12-07-2008 09:17 AM

i've had them before,nice to keep,found them easy.
mine liked the sinking algae waffers,and catfish pellets.
provide them with bog/mopain wood.

Amphitrite 12-07-2008 09:23 AM

Mine are partial to a bit of veg, and once a week I put a piece of weighted down cucumber in the tank. They love it!

kyfishman 12-21-2008 10:36 AM

I have one in my tank as well and he has been doing great. From what I have read they are a very hardy fish.

daisycutter 12-21-2008 08:08 PM

i have 2 one in my 30 and one with my puffers very tough stocky fish completely ignored by my puffers my ph is about 7.5-8

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