Bristlenose Pleco In 20 Gallon

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by LtBlub, May 20, 2019.

  1. LtBlub New Member Member

    So I recently got rid of my goldfish and because of this I now have a 75 gallon tank with one one-year-old bristlenose pleco. I want to downsize as my tank pretty much looks empty without my goldie swimming around. I want to downsize to a 20 gallon so I could focus more on adding plants and driftwood (so expensive :0) but I had a couple questions:
    1) Is this enough for a year or 2 until it gets bigger? (He/she's a little more than an inch or so right now)
    2) Would it be overkill to keep my hydor external filter (professional 350 model) if i could do something to disrupt the flow so there isn't a crazy current around the tank? I just really like my filter idk
    Thanks for the input, and if a 20 is too small, what size would you recommend?
  2. nikm128 Fishlore VIP Member

    1. I think it's enough, though they definitely don't grow that slowly lol
    2. If you can baffle the flow a little bit, that should be just fine
  3. BackyardFish Valued Member Member

    Of its a 20 long, you'll be good. It could even be kept in their permanently.