Too Much Decor??

Marta Z.

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Hey everyone.

I have a 20 gal with 1 silver Molly, 1 albino Cory Catfish and 1 Pleco.

I was thinking about changing the decor around, but feel like it's too much inside already. Especially for my Pleco to swim at the bottom.

U guys think I should remove some decor to make more space???
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Hi not so much a comment on your decor, but on the pleco. I hope you don't mind me saying, but that type of pleco gets too big for a 20g (you'd need about 150G for that boy). You may find it helpful to re-home him/her.
 
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Mazeus said:
Hi not so much a comment on your decor, but on the pleco. I hope you don't mind me saying, but that type of pleco gets too big for a 20g (you'd need about 150G for that boy). You may find it helpful to re-home him/her.

Wow n of.course the only pet store where I live Petsmart said it would be fine to have him in there I love him..I do t have a bigger tank to reghome him
 

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I know, they are beautiful fish, but I suspect he is the source of your poop problems. Hopefully you can find a nice home for him with lots of room to swim.

I don't know why LFS even sell common plecos there are so few people who can properly house them.
 
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Mazeus said:
I know, they are beautiful fish, but I suspect he is the source of your poop problems. Hopefully you can find a nice home for him with lots of room to swim.

I don't know why LFS even sell common plecos there are so few people who can properly house them.
If I would of found this forum before I would of never bought him...when I was younger we had a 55gal with a Pleco in there also which I loved watching (him/her) swim around and was awesome on eating all the algee ..thats y i wanted one for my tank now ...thanks for the advice ill try my best to find him a home
 

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yeah I think your decor looks fine, maybe take out 1 thing for a little extra floor room, but as mazeus said, the pleco has got to be re homed, they can get up to 12-18 inches. Also I'd recommend getting more albino corys because they are a schooling fish, and just one single cory by itself will make it very unhappy. A school should be between 5-6+. Dont trust petco or petsmart in the future, its always better to look up the species online or on the forums here before purchasing .
 

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I personally think there's too much decor for such a big pleco.. give him some space to move around at night. I took a lot of my decor out because it simply takes up a lot of room and the fish need space to move around and not feel so limited
 

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Amount of decor, live plants, fake plants, wood, rock, etc really depends on the species of fish you have. Many nano or smaller fish prefer a lot of cover so lots of decorations etc is great. Other species need open water at some level in the tank.
 
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