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steverothery 08-22-2007 03:37 PM

size matters!
can anyone provide a rough list on several commonly available plecs and their sizes for me? Esp interested in ones earing on the safer side with some fast common goldfish...

Gump 08-22-2007 04:24 PM

take a look at the links on the right.

xingumike 08-23-2007 12:47 AM

You seem to have this idea that a common is more likely to attack your goldfish not sure why that is?! Commons (P. pardalis) are generally accepted to be one of the more peaceful sp. available.

As for prices no-one can tell you if you you dont tell us where you are located, in Australia for example Loricariidae are much more expensive as they are all smuggled in illegally.

steverothery 08-23-2007 12:26 PM

hi mike i didnt ask for prices? Many people have told me a BN plec is much less likely to suck on my goldfish than a common? What do you say to that?n

im in southampton england

xingumike 08-24-2007 06:55 AM

sorry misread but the availability thing still applies for location.

provided its fed properly i can't see any reason at all why a common would suck in a goldfish, but i have never kept goldfish with my plecos for a start plecos are messy enough on there own without a goldfish and the temps i ran my pleco tanks at were too high for a coldwater fish.

what size tank are you mixing these in and with what filtration?

steverothery 08-24-2007 07:42 AM

hi, i have a large 75 gallon with 2 ex1200 filters so i got it covered. What do you think?

xingumike 08-26-2007 12:29 AM

I don't see why bn's would be any less likely to try and suck goldfish than commons tbh, someone may know different but as stated i have never mixed tropical and coldwater fish so can't say for certain.

I know some who mixes goldfish and Pseudacanthicus (a carnivorous genus of pleco) succesfully.

tophat665 08-26-2007 09:22 AM

Bristlenoses should be fine at goldfish tank temps. Rubbernoses would definitely be fine, but they need current, snd generally fancy goldfish don't do well with that (though I might be mistaken. a-hau-hau-hau </la grange>)

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