Pleco for a community tank

Gameynerd23

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Hello, I'm getting a 55-75 gallon tank and I would like to have a bottom-dwelling centerpiece like pleco, but I can't decide. This'll be my first pleco and I'd like a relatively small, 3-4 inch, black and white one.

Thanks for the help!
 

StarGirl

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Bristle Nose or Clown will fit that bill nicely.
 
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Gameynerd23

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StarGirl said:
Bristle Nose or Clown will fit that bill nicely.
Awesome! Thanks!
 
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Gameynerd23

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smalli said:
Im getting a bn pleco male too make sure u have alot of driftwood and some plants
Will a Clown Pleco need a lot of wood? I have several small pieces, but I can get big ones to assemble my center decor instead of getting an artificial piece.
 

StarGirl

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Clowns will hide more than BN but any wood will be fine as long as there is some in there. It doesn't have to be a lot....
 

FishSupreme

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Gameynerd23

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FishSupreme said:
They definitely need drift wood. They like feeding on this along with blood worms and algae wafers.
Alright, I'll make sure to add plenty, then. Thanks!
StarGirl said:
Clowns will hide more than BN but any wood will be fine as long as there is some in there. It doesn't have to be a lot....
That's fine if it hides more. BN Plecos are kind of freaky looking. I don't like their whiskers, lol.
 

Fisch

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I believe the Clown Pleco stays a bit smaller than the BN, and definitely has a more distinct pattern. My BN is a 6" monster... o_OWhen he comes out of hiding with his jerky motion he definitely scares me:eek:
 

StarGirl

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Gameynerd23 said:
Alright, I'll make sure to add plenty, then. Thanks!

That's fine if it hides more. BN Plecos are kind of freaky looking. I don't like their whiskers, lol.
I got lucky with a female so no whiskers!
 
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Gameynerd23

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Fisch said:
I believe the Clown Pleco stays a bit smaller than the BN, and definitely has a more distinct pattern. My BN is a 6" monster... o_OWhen he comes out of hiding with his jerky motion he definitely scares me:eek:
I like how juveniles look, but they pretty much look like a small common pleco, lol.
StarGirl said:
I got lucky with a female so no whiskers!
Woah, really?! I didn't know female BN Plecos don't have whiskers. OoO I may have to see if I can get a female, but I may just do a Clown Pleco.
 

Fisch

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Gameynerd23 said:
I like how juveniles look, but they pretty much look like a small common pleco, lol.

Woah, really?! I didn't know female BN Plecos don't have whiskers. OoO I may have to see if I can get a female, but I may just do a Clown Pleco.
I love my BN, but if I would agree with you and go with a Clown.
 

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