Bristlenose Pleco

  1. Fishboy123

    Fishboy123 Valued Member Member

    Can I put a baby BN pleco in a 10 gallon with some tetra? I have seen people do it.

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  2. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    I wouldn't. People do things they shouldn't all the time. BN plecos need at least a 20 gallon tank, and if kept in a smaller tank for any length of time, will end up stunted and unhealthy.

    Of course if we're talking a newborn, you have lots of time to upgrade, but once the fish reaches an inch, I would put them in a larger tank.