Should I get a clown pleco?

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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?
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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?
 

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I have no adivce, but I'm sorry you lost your pleco. :'(
 
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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.
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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?
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I got another BN.
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Excellent! Hopefully your new baby will do well in your tank!
 
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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.
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tom, It sounds like your BN is right at home. Hope he does well. congrats.
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