Anyone know if a.pleco would be happy in a 14gal?
Definitely not. Not enough space for any kind of pleco, IMO.
Sorry to say but no a Pleco will not fit at all. Most of them get massive. Even the small ones will not fit at all.
If you do not mind me asking why you wanted one??
I dont think any species would ever fit in a 14 gallon. Not even a 20G IMO
@Mac's They're really cute. :3 And my tank is gonna be planted sooo I thought it would be good for a pleco too.
Most (if not all) plecos will outgrow a 14g in no time, sadly!
Bristlenose Plecos are one of the smaller types, and they need 30g+ for space.
I've got one in my 31g.
get some otto cats!
Even the smallest plecos need 30+ gallons. I have a bristlenose in my 29g and he's almost 6in! A nice bottom feeder alternative would be some snails like nerite or mystery snails or some shrimp (cherry shrimp, amano shrimp, ghost shrimp). But this all depends on your tank mates
The minimum tank size for even the smallest of plecos is between 50-60 gallons. You could do a community betta fish tank! Or even a female betta sorority tank
I believe ottos need 20g with a long footprint? Correct me if I'm wrong
I think a betta sorority should be 20g MIN, plus it might be hard to manage with all the drama and fights
Most betta community tanks I've seen are 10 gallons, so I believe a 14 gallon would do well. There isn't much to manage, of course their going to fight - they need to establish a pecking order.
Female betta sororities need 20g mimimum. I wouldn't do a betta community tank in a 14g either.
Yes. Check out PlanetCatfish and even Monsterfishkeepers and do your own research. This isn't the place to get your answer. Most here think a BN is just one species.
May I ask what Pleco you would put in a 14g aquarium?
There are four main species of ancistrus bristlenose plecos, found in the trade which are Ancistus sp. , Ancistus sp.(L144) , Ancistrus cirrhosus ,Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus, and they all get to big to be in a 14g , 20g at the bare minimum would be needed but a 29g better.
I doubt that is true. I know of hundreds of species of plecos, lots of BN plecos as well. I have had albino BN and currently have two Lemon BN plecos. I still wouldn't suggest keeping a pleco in a 14 gallon. Plecos are long...even the 4in varieties...and they wouldn't be happy in a tank with that footprint since they wouldn't have proper swimming and exploring space.
I wasn't looking at the BNs specifically, but
personally, I wouldn't hesitate putting an inambari dwarf bn in a 10g, if only I could find where to buy them. There is also the ancistrus claro. The pitbull pleco or parotocinclus is another option. There are some small panaques or woodeating plecos I would add as well, but only one. I'm not an expert at all, but some of these comments And of course, people will disagree with me. I don't think the OP knows what kind he wants. I figgure this isn't the best place to find out.
maby a bristlenose......but they get about 8 inches. I heard the albino bristlenose remain at around 4 inches. Any experts feel free to correct me since i'm not good with plecos
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