Help Me Decide Between Plecos

  1. Willed

    Willed Valued Member Member

    I can't decide between these two plecos. Other than cost, anyone have pros and cons? I love the bizarre look of the blue eyed bristle nose with its long fins and dragon scales, but also the classy black white pattern and rarity of the royal king.
    One has a max size of 3.9 while the BN is 5.9 (inches)
    36 gallon tank with 3 Rams and 15 Cardinals
    Thoughts on differences in care, messiness, personality, size etc?
    While a different species, apparently the royal king is similar to the tiger king, for reference.

    https://aquaticarts.com/collections...on-bristlenose-pleco-ancistrus-sp-tank-raised

    https://aquaticarts.com/collections/freshwater-fish/products/l401-royal-king-alenquer-pleco
     
  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    If you’re gunna drop that kind of money, I’d get a Blue Phantom Pleco. Anyway, the king Pleco won’t really eat algae, while the bristlenose are great at eating algae.
     
  3. sleow

    sleow Valued Member Member

    I have also been eyeing the blue eyed bristle nose from Aquatic Arts! I think they're amazing so I'm biased toward that one. ;) I've never had a bristle nose before though so I can't contribute too much on how it impacts the tank.
     
  4. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    To me it sounds like the BN is easier on the wallet, more beneficial, and a lot easier to care for.
     
  5. snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    I paid $60 for my snowball and he’s a stud the only thing he enjoys doing is being on his driftwood 24/7
     
  6. OP
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    Willed

    Willed Valued Member Member

    Yea I'm gonna follow my heart and go with the ugly cute bizarre lemon pleco.
    Thanks for the outside opinions everyone.