cichlids

grotbag63

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hi
I have recently set up a new tank and have a selection of cichlids that are almost fully grown. could anyone please tell me if you can put a plec in the tank without it being harmed.
many thanks
 

username

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as long as the pleco isn't smaller than the cichlid's mouths then yes.
 

Butterfly

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Also depends on how big the tank is and how many caves/hiding places the plec will have.
Carol
 

waltmillham

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I'm all new to this hobby, but I can tell you that I had to remove my Pleco from my 20 gallon because my two cichlids were just raising **** with it. I have one of those rock caves in there & the cichlids had it cornered in there. I finally found out what kind of cichlids I have. They are African (Powder Blue Cichlids)......supposed to be docile for a cichlid. if those are the docile ones, I'd hate to see what a Red Devil would do with a Pleco. At one point, my cichlids dragged the pleco right out of the cave & one even grabbed a test strip right out of my hand.....They're pretty busy guys.
 

newby sam

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I have a 58 gallon tank with a pair of convict cichlids. Could I put a 5 inch pleco in with them if I had a little pirate ship that he could possibly fit into?
 

Butterfly

Member
Convicts can be pretty aggressive when spawning but I think a pleco would be ok with a cave he could get into. You could always use rocks to make him a cave.
Carol
 

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