Ok, Thanks for your advice. Yeah, I am planning to have centrepiece driftwood in the middle of the tank stretching all the way from one end to the other (61 cm or 2 feet). I also am going to add some smaller driftwood and aquarium slate for more hiding spots and one of those gardening clay stakes as a cave for it. And to make sure he/she isn't stressed or overcrowded, I am going to not add any other fish (Also because I love BN Plecos so much I want he/her to come out more). As well, I am getting a powerhead (Because of their habitat) and since they are messy fish I am going to add a Seachem Tidal 35 filter to deal with their poop, as well as a lot more. But anyway thanks for the advice Flyfisha.Hey Tup,
BN must have wood in their tank. A little rotting wood gives them ether the wood to chew on or some say it’s the bio film that grows on wood. My local club member recommended drilling old drift wood to make sawdust and adding that to tiny BN fry food for their first few meals in the first fortnight of life. For one reason or another everyone agrees wood is needed in a BN tank. A cave is something really only needed for breeding but they will go in one when they are not breeding. Or they may find a dark place of their own choice?
BN are su to be nocturnal only coming out at night. But I find most will be seen in daylight some days anyway. The female are less likely to be out and about.
You ask about plants. Well any plants are ok with these fish but being able to remove everything for cleaning is of an advantage as these fish are poop machines. To remove every plant you could use terracotta pots and a sand substrate. Most basic plants can be grown in pots . Anubis grows ON wood as does Java fern.
If you have two BN it has to be male and female. They will breed very easily but have up to 200 fry . To raise one spawning of fry takes about 6 months and needs a handful of tanks with multiple water changes each week.
Vall is a great easy plant that I recommend.Again it can be grown in a pot.
Everything in both tanks can be removed in five minutes once every few months for a cleaning.