Trinidad? 55 Gallon Tank

  1. gbreeder88 Member Member

    Im looking to get a Trinidad Pleco for my African Cichlid tank. It grows algae extreamly fast so it will not only help me clean it but it can pretty much feed itself. But I havent had my aquarium very long so Im no expert so, what do you thnk, should I get one?
     
  2. snow067 Initiate Member

    I have 2 of them and love them. They grow large so you may need to get a larger tank, they are nonaggressive so I would be concerned with the cichlid's bothering them. I know they are aggressive. Other than that I would say yes
     

  3. Toddnbecka Member Member

    They're useless for algae after they grow a bit, a BN would be better both for algae cleanup and tank size.
     
  4. btate617 Well Known Member Member

    Yep.. I agree 100%.

    Brian
     

  5. gbreeder88 Member Member

    good to know;D

    but 1 question whats BN stand for, bushy nose? :;dk
     
  6. Toddnbecka Member Member

    Ya, BN = bushy/bristle nose pleco, more suitable for most tanks than Trinidad (aka common) pleco's that grow to 2' given proper care.
     
  7. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Gbreeder. Your Pleco (to my knowledge any type that you decide on) will love a variety of food. Algae (at times), regular sinking algae waffers, veggies such as cucumbers and especially zucchini. Mine loves zucchini!
    Ken