Pleco In 14 Gallon

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishyBeginner, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. FishyBeginnerValued MemberMember

    Anyone know if a.pleco would be happy in a 14gal?
  2. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Definitely not. Not enough space for any kind of pleco, IMO.
  3. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

  4. Mac's

    Mac'sNew MemberMember

    Hey FishyBeginner,

    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??

  5. jertan98Valued MemberMember

    I dont think any species would ever fit in a 14 gallon. Not even a 20G IMO
  6. OP

    FishyBeginnerValued MemberMember

    @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.
  7. queeqyo

    queeqyoNew MemberMember

    Most (if not all) plecos will outgrow a 14g in no time, sadly!
  8. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Bristlenose Plecos are one of the smaller types, and they need 30g+ for space.
    I've got one in my 31g.
  9. popsikle

    popsikleNew MemberMember

    get some otto cats!
  10. tokiodreamy

    tokiodreamyWell Known MemberMember

  11. BReefer97

    BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    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 :)
  12. tokiodreamy

    tokiodreamyWell Known MemberMember

    I believe ottos need 20g with a long footprint? Correct me if I'm wrong
  13. jertan98Valued MemberMember

    I think a betta sorority should be 20g MIN, plus it might be hard to manage with all the drama and fights
  14. BReefer97

    BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  15. tokiodreamy

    tokiodreamyWell Known MemberMember

    Female betta sororities need 20g mimimum. I wouldn't do a betta community tank in a 14g either.
  16. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  17. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    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.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2017
  18. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  19. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    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 o_O 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.
  20. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    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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