Pleco For 20g

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by april_fish, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. april_fish

    april_fishValued MemberMember

  2. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Both can work in a 20 long. If you have a warm water stock, go with clown plecos. A cooler water stock, go with the BN pleco.
     
  3. OP
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    april_fish

    april_fishValued MemberMember

    I keep my water at 75-76 F. Which one would do better at this temp?

    Also, should I get a pleco, kuhli loaches, panda cories, or sterbai cories? If I got a pleco I would get the one that does better with my tank temperature.

    Thanks for the reply!
     




  4. MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    If your looking for algae eaters just get oto cats, shrimp or nerite snails they do a much better job and dont stop eating algae as they get older.
     
  5. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    BN plecos would be best
     
  6. OP
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    april_fish

    april_fishValued MemberMember

    I'm not looking for specifically algae eaters, I'm just interested in plecos and loaches because I have never kept them before. :)
     
  7. LandosWell Known MemberMember

    Clown pleco too
     
  8. Jckronk76

    Jckronk76New MemberMember

    The BN pleco are much more active and eat algae as a bonus. My clown would always just hide, never saw the guy.
     
  9. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    The BN pleco, kuhli loach, and panda cories would work at that temp. Sterbai cories need warmer water than that. Personally, I'd do panda cories. BN plecos can live at 75-76 F.
     
  10. PRJ since1990

    PRJ since1990Valued MemberMember

    I have an Albino Pleco and he's neat but he stopped eating most of the algae and prefers to jump in at meal time for the other fish. I second the Otos/Shrimp/Nerite snails idea. I have all of them between 2 tanks and they are fantastic! Shrimp and Otos especially active and fun to watch.
     




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