20 High Plecostomus Options

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Bruxes and Bubbles, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Hi guys. I see a lot of threads about plecos for 20 longs, but not too many for 20 highs.

    My question is, are there any possible plecos that would thrive in a 20 high?
    I really like the white seam bristlenose pleco, but I see conflicting information on if bristlenose plecos will get too large for my tank.
    I don't mind clown plecos, but they're not my first choice if I have options.

    Tank plans:

    10 dwarf corydoras (likely Corydoras habrosus)
    Cherry shrimp and crystal shrimp
    One or two mystery snails



    Thank you!

  2. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Bristle nose should be fine in a 20gallon

  3. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Most BNs will only reach 3 inches, but even that's large. For a high you might want to get smaller BNs like albinos.

  4. James17Well Known MemberMember

    I have a Rubber Lip Pleco, I think they stay pretty small.
  5. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you guys! I've seen rubberlips at Petsmart - they look like little prehistoric beasts! Awesome looking.

    I'll look into albino plecos. I like the longfin albino ones.

    I like both of those options and will look more into both. :)
  6. TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    3 inches is a small female or stunted male. common bristlenose. Males get up to 5-6 inches easily.
  7. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Exactly, I have a five year old female- she is 5 inches.
  8. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you two.
  9. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I have an albino bristlenose pleco and he/she is beautiful!
  10. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like the 'rubberlip' pleco I usually see is Chaetostoma formosae. Reaches a max of around 4 inches. Not sure if this is small enough.

    Bristlenose plecos are awesome but I don't think I have the space for them. :(
  11. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Common BNs are very rare where I am. Most of the BNs I've seen are Lemondrops, Albinos, etc. Common BN can sometimes even reach 8 inches
  12. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I have mine in a 10gallon (Please don't get mad) and he is doing great!!
  13. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    If he's doing great then; great.
  14. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, I'm not sure if it's a boy or girl but I just call him a he. I feed him algae wafers and he loves it and loves to go on the driftwood I placed in there!
  15. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    cool, I love BNs but my favorite plecos are commons. I have one that is almost a foot and still growing.
  16. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I like the commons but bn are my favorite so far!

    I like the bulldog pleco also
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2017
  17. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    The only pleco I would consider putting in a 20 high is a clown pleco. BNs and rubber noses get too big, imo.
  18. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks, @Anders247!

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