Gold Nugget Pleco

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HI everyone,
I recently set up a 120 gallon freshwater -- It's a mature tank, fully cycled, just was without occupants briefly. Planted, With lots of driftwood and some rock.. I bought a gold nugget Pleco from LiveAquaria, and they accidentally sent me two of them. I read they should not be housed with members of their own. Thoughts?
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where are you located if you don't mind. Maybe a Fishlore member will take it off your hands
 
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I think I will take the smaller one to a pet shop. They are both quite lovely, but I don't want fishy blood on my hands! :)
 

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In a 120 you will most likely be fine as long as they have plenty of sight breaks and some extra caves. They may get rowdy at feedings but when I had two plecos in a 65 it was all completely harmless. The bigger one chased off the smaller one for food or territory, but nobody ever got mean. I don't know if golden nuggets are any different, but if you have black substrate I would definitely keep both and see how they do. Always wanted one but I'd need another tank.
 
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There is definitely plenty of space and hiding places… But they are hanging out together anyway! If there is an issue, I will re-home one of them. From what I have read, gold nuggets aren't all that tolerant of their own… But fish have different personalities so I will hope for the best but take one out at the first sign of aggression.
 

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A 120 gallon should be enough space for 2 gold nugget plecos.

If not, I'd take a drive to pick him up . I've been looking for a medium sized pleco and a gold nugget made my top 3.
 
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DarkOne said:
A 120 gallon should be enough space for 2 gold nugget plecos.

If not, I'd take a drive to pick him up . I've been looking for a medium sized pleco and a gold nugget made my top 3.
I will let you know
 

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