pleco compatibility

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what fish would go well with a pleco?
 

fishfreak

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any fish for now but what size tank do u have he will get to 1-2 feet over the years, as he gets older an bigger he will leave more waste, u put more hardier fish like dinos
 
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I have a 20 - 30 gallon tank i'm not sure. I'm going to get a small pleco.
 

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plecos generaly aren't small for long. mines grown an inch in 2 months. you can put any fish apart from large fin nippers in there. and even then I don't think theyd be fast enough to catch the plec
 

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Fletch is right. Most plecos you see in the stores don't stay small for long, and if they are just labeled as a small pleco, then it's probably a common pleco which can get 18 inches long! Look for plecos labeled as bristlenose plecos and if your tank is 30 gallons, you could probably get 2 of them. If you tank is 20 gallons, just get one. Most bristlenose plecos will get around 6 inches. The bigger ones get very clumsy as they get bigger and will terrorize a smaller tank. I have one over a foot long, and he's in a 100 gal. tank. Even in that size tank, he can make a mess and tear up the tank! A good place to research different types of plecos is . the catfish of the month articles are great reads, and will probably give you some great ideas on some plecos for your tank.
 
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