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Old 01-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Can I get a pleco for my 20 Long?


My tank is a bit empty, and I kind of want to make it the ultimate catfish tank by adding a pleco. Here are some specs:

- pH ~6.0 (aquasoil amazonia)
- High tech--CO2, light, ferts
- yes, driftwood
- current inhabitants: otos x4, honeycomb cats x3
- future inhabitants: +2 otos, C. habrosus x8-10

I was thinking a clown pleco, since I know they stay small. Do you think I could do it?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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That will be ok. Good to see another cat fan on this site.
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That will be ok. Good to see another cat fan on this site.
How can you not? They're the best fish. On a practical level, I want to keep them only because they handle their CO2 better.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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oh lol I just collecting them they're such a diverse group of fish with interesting behavior. I've got 7 microsynodontis sp. (1), 6 brachyrhamdia imitator, 6 C. melanistus, 3 Otocinclus sp. right now. Used to have a few ancistrus but I got rid of them when I down graded.
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Peckltia, Hypancistrus, and Ancistrus pl#co's are your best bets.
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I do not agree here. It would be better to know what exact kind of pleco you have, have it identified, some reach 50cm, not a fit in a 20G tank in this case.

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He posted the species intended. Please read all the comments.
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Yeah I was asking if I could get one. I've decided to get cool otos instead because I hear plecos poop a lot, destroy driftwood, and eat plants.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:33 AM   #9
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The carnivorous plecs don't tend to do that but otos are cool to, if a bit harder to keep.
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