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Old 01-01-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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new pleco to get

Well, since my new light is being shipped VERY SOON, i am anticipating any algae problems i may potentially have (plus i want a new fish or 2). So, i currently have a common pleco and i do NOT want him to get too much bigger, last time i tried to measure him he was somewhere about 5" up to 6" (i think) ... hard to get an accurate measurement of that fish. Anyways, he is the MAX size i can keep in my tank (would like to go smaller but hey, he is eating plant life now it seems). So what would you guys suggest for an algae eater. I have seen otto's, bristlenose plecs, rubbermouths, even bulldogs. Also any store you know of that carries more then 3 types of plecos would be nice

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I prefer the bristlenose plecs since they stay nice and small (ours are year old, only 2.5-3 inches in a 90g) and they do a great job on algae in the tank. Unfortunately, you rarely see them though. Not sure where to get them typically, I think all of ours are from tanks alot. ours is planted tank though, so algae is kept at bay from all the plants more than the fish...
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Chums has some great little albino bristlenoses for $10 each, or you can get regular bristlenoses from Riverfront this coming Saturday for $5 each.
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well, got a nice blue/grey rubber mouth pleco. nice and small it stays, got it at a steal too. I saw them in other stores for like $15 or so. I got this one for apx $5 at riverfront (gawd i love the discount from CAS i get there!). He seems to be a bit nocturnal tho ... that is all good in the long run. still, it is an awesome looking pleco and it is really keeping the tank clean (my 7 or 8" common plec is just interested in plant life now, screw the algae). As soon as i can get a photo of the new pleco i will post it up.
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