Bristle Nose Pleco in Malawi tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by tb19, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. tb19Valued MemberMember

    I've been wondering, would a Bristle Nose Pleco be able to adapt to the water conditions of a Malawian tank?
  2. bryanmc1988New MemberMember

    they should be able to but in the malawian the fish might nip at the pleco just make sure the pleco has some where to hide... they would come out when its dark and start cleaning...
  3. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    I had one with mine when i had a bunch of juvenile africans. But they don't get very big i would recommend getting a bigger one and they wouldn't bug the pleco to much. Also be aware that common plecos get really really big so you have to rehome him after he out grows a 40g which he will. They don't grow all that fast anyways
  4. Disc61

    Disc61Well Known MemberMember

    Bristlenose Plecos will work fine with Africans, they are used a good bit in setups' they can get up to 5inches and males are bigger. they should have plenty of places to hide as your africans require a lot ( did i say a lot) of rock work. i keep 2 pleco's in my 55 gl african set up, no issue's.

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