pleco compatibility

  1. j

    joe Valued Member Member

    what fish would go well with a pleco?
  2. f

    fishfreak Valued Member Member

    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
  3. OP

    joe Valued Member Member

    i have a 20 - 30 gallon tank i'm not sure. I'm going to get a small pleco.
  4. f

    fletch Valued Member Member

    plecos generaly arent 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 dont think theyd be fast enough to catch the plec
  5. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    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.