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a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:52 pm

whats a good pleco for a planted tank? i dont wannt spend more then like 20 bucks per fish and its a home of 4 cons 2 males 2 females.
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Aura on Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:23 pm

I was over at a lady's house last week who had bristlenose in some of her planted tanks. The tanks were heavily planted and looked great.
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:51 pm

hmm ok thanks betty Smile your awesome
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by plecoman on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:10 am

The bristlenose will not hurt the plants, but the cons may hurt the bristlenose.....
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:33 am

so what can i do pleco man? your the pro
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Post by Aura on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:09 am

So convicts are nasty -- I didn't even think about that. Shocked
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:10 am

yea Sad
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by plecoman on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:53 am

I guess you'll have to get a bigger pleco! Lol.........
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:04 pm

lol but what one?
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by plecoman on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:35 pm

The LDA33 snowball would be a nice size pleco. It grows up to 12". I would try to find one that is already 6" or longer if possible. Beautiful pleco. Here's a link with info about it.
http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2154

Also the L200 green phantom pleco or lemon spot can grow up to 10". It is also a beautiful pleco and you can sometimes find one that is over 6" long too. Here's a link for info on it too.
http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1834

There are several pleco's that are larger and would not be bothered by the cons as much. Hope this helped.
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:18 pm

Yes it has thank you and the tank is a 45 gallon tank and the cons are only about 1 an a half long now would a 10 in pleco be ok in a 45?
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by plecoman on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:23 am

No. I would not put a 10" pleco in a 45. If the cons are that small now, you would be ok putting these pleco's in at around 4". It would take many years for them to grow to a large size. I've never saw one over 6" long either. I put a 7" pleco in my 46 bf tank a couple of days ago and he's just to big! The cichlids in that tank beat up on my albino's so I thought I'd try something bigger. He's not bothering anyone, but he just looks to big for the tank.
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:17 pm

ok i was gonna say lol and yea if i can find them at 2 inches id be happy cause cons still pretty small like im growing out a tiger shovle nose in there right now and he is about 2 and a half inches long and they dont mess with him
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by vman on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:52 pm

shovel nose will eat the cons 1st chance .
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Re: a good pleco for a planted tank

Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:02 pm

no he is doing fine hes been in there a week if i was worried he eat them i wouldent have him in there.
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