Should I get a clown pleco?

Tom

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Same question. I found my BN in the 28 dead just now when I came home from after school in one of the clay pots. When I set up my 37 in place of the 28, should I get a clown pleco instead of another BN?
Tom
 

Gunnie

Member
Tom,
What are your readings in the tank? It's very possible you just got a sick bristlenose, and nothing about your tank had anything to do with its death. I don't think a different kind of pleco will make any difference unless your bn was attacked by other fish in the tank because of its size, or your water conditions played a part in it. Did you acclimate it slowly to your tank?
 

Bonochick

Member
I have no adivce, but I'm sorry you lost your pleco. :'(
 
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Tom

Member
Gunnie said:
Tom,
What are your readings in the tank? It's very possible you just got a sick bristlenose, and nothing about your tank had anything to do with its death. I don't think a different kind of pleco will make any difference unless your bn was attacked by other fish in the tank because of its size, or your water conditions played a part in it. Did you acclimate it slowly to your tank?
It had been in there for about 2 months and seemed fine the whole time. It was also about 5-6" so it could have died because of old age. The water is normal for the area(pH,GH,KH) and the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate were almost nothing. I will probably get another in a few days/a week, just so I don't send my new tank into a minI cycle.
Tom
 

PrayforMojo

Member
I am sorry you lost your pleco too. I really love them. good luck with your next one have you decided what your going with yet?
mojo
 
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Tom

Member
I got another BN.
Tom
 

Gunnie

Member
Excellent! Hopefully your new baby will do well in your tank!
 
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Tom

Member
I do too. I put in a slice of cucumber the night I got him and there was nothing but the lead weight left in that spot. And none of my other fish like the cuc's.
Tom
 

PrayforMojo

Member
tom, It sounds like your BN is right at home. Hope he does well. congrats.
mojo
 

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