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Old 08-25-2011, 10:45 AM   #11
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Second the petricolas, mine are do great. Constantly on the hunt for food and they can smell when your feeding and go crazy. Don't know how they do with algae though.
I don't have much of an algae problem but my petricolas love algae wafers. Also the position of their mouth make it convenient to eat algae but idk. Lol
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Bristlenose pleco's are the best choice for cleaning up algae and diatoms in a 29. If you want colorful look at the albino, calico, or super red varieties.
Otocinclus aren't particularly hardy fish, and really do best long-term in a larger planted tank from what I've gathered.
Synodontis catfish are great, but not suitable for a 29. The featherfins grow too large and the petricola's are social fish, best kept in groups of 5 or more.
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I have 2 Albino Bristlenose plecos and I love them! They keep my tank very clean and look gorgeous.
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There are also pitbull plecos but they like to be in groups of atleast 3.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #15
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Bristlenose pleco's are the best choice for cleaning up algae and diatoms in a 29. If you want colorful look at the albino, calico, or super red varieties.
Otocinclus aren't particularly hardy fish, and really do best long-term in a larger planted tank from what I've gathered.
Synodontis catfish are great, but not suitable for a 29. The featherfins grow too large and the petricola's are social fish, best kept in groups of 5 or more.
IME I have both bristle nose pleco and feather fin, they usually get up to about the same size 6-8 inches depending on if their male or female, however both mine are about 5-6 inches, but the bn is probably the better algae eater.
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as others have said,a bn would work. your rainbow shark needs an upgrade to at least a 55 gallon ASAP
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I'm tryin to figure out what to do with him cause I can't upgrade to a 55 yet
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Is a rio Negro pleco a good cleaner
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Is a rio Negro pleco a good cleaner
they were my original choice but went with the bn bc of their heartiness. i couldnt find as much about the rio. They look cool for sure, and im sure they would clean up fine.
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Albino bristlenose are smaller than regular BN. I have an L-144 blue eyed ancistrus and it only gets about 4.5-5 inches. I have to say that she isn't the best algae eater though.
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