I suggest rehoming my kids on frequent occasions but my other half is reluctant to do so as they are great at cleaning the house and they are trained in fetching me beer from the frigde so I suppose they have their uses haha
Aquadvisor is great for a rough Idea but I wouldn't use it as a rule... You can in my eyes slightly "overstock a tank" with the correct amount of frequent water changes, knowledge of what your dealing with and precautions. Especially if it is well planted as that helps with the water parameters
I have a small tank like the one you describe but it has no filter just a plain glass tank so I would have to put a filter into it taking up even more space!!... Only idea i have ever had is like Seasoldier says I was going to use it for a shrimp tank. Never done anything with it though it's...
I have had really bad experience with pets at home on numerous occasions I would go to another more dedicated aquarium shop if there is one locally to you... A lot of garden centres have them and there a lot more trust worthy than pets at home... (in my opinion)
I'm not sure how to link a thread? If you search Pleco identified... It was a absolutely terrible photo I posted but at the time it was the best I could get without it running to hide behind the filter. It's a lot less scared now.
This is the photo from on the thread
Also on another post I put this pleco on a few days ago you indentified it as a BN from a different picture I put up..
I wasn't able to get any better pictures until recently because it was so camera shy