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iso smaller plecos

Discussion in 'Plecos' started by cmbtengr1371, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. cmbtengr1371

    cmbtengr1371 AC Members

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    im looking for some plecos that stay between 4-6in. are there any? has anyone had any experience with any?

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  2. Kaosu

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    clown plecos, bristle nose plecos, and ottos
     
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    BN (bristle nose) plecos, ancistrus (sp?) stay small. Not more than 4". They do well with my soft water SA chicids (apisto, angels and discus)

    Thing is, they can be just as disruptive as a foot long fish if you have a planted tank.
     
  4. cmbtengr1371

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    thanks, I am planning a 55 gal and was just wondering about some smaller plecos.

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  5. bnguy

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    I have many Bristlenose(common), they clean the plants leaving them perfectly intact.
     
  6. MisaHasTheEyes

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    Also depends on the temperature and price range you are looking at. I have some rubbernose plecos from PetsMart (do a QT!) that I've had for years in my unheated tanks. In heated and unheated and unplanted tanks, lots of bristlenose. Other small, relatively cheap plecos include, as noted, the clown pleco (L104), L129, etc. Check out PlanetCatfish for a huge catelouge.
     

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