Is My Tank Ready For A Bristlenose Pleco?

Craig

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is it 2 early 2 get my bristlenose ive had my tank for just over a month ??? also findin it hard 2 find a bristlenose I don't want 2 get a pleco when will the green algae start appearin?? I hav a little brown algae but my guppies and gouramI eat most of it. Also hoping to get a cory catfish soon

help would be appreciated, thanks C W
 

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HI there!Welcome to the world of fishies ;D
How big is your tank and how many fish do you have in it already?
Should be ok providing it isn't overstocked.
 

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you don't need to wait until you have algae in your tank to get a catfish. you just feed them algae pellets (large, brown, sinking tablets). I got my sucking catfish when I had to move my tank into the sun for a while. It was plastered in algae and overnight he got rid of it all
 

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I don't see any algae in my tank, so I continue to feed my 2 plecos wafers. There is algea-I'd imagine-because the items in my tank are slippery...but, I don't see any. I add the liquid bacteria, but can my plecos be that good? They're quite large, so maybe they're just pigs? Any help appreciated
 

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The rule of thumb I've always been told and read about is 1" of fish per gallon of tank. In other words, I have a 55 gallon tank, so I can have 55 1" fish...LOL Not realistic, but in general, possible, I suppose. For my tank, I allow about 40-45 (depending on size). Have fun with your new hobby-it's addicting!!!
 

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