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Old 08-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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New addition to my community!

Just added this cute Albino Bristlenose Pleco to my 10 gallon community tank! My betta stalked him for a few minutes but has decided he had better things to do. The new guy is voraciously eating so I assume he's doing well!

Also at this LFS I got him from they had some peculiar fish. They had a foot long HUGE gourumi, electric catfish, alligator gar. It was a little crazy but I wanted everything!

Also, there was a particular fish I want but I can't figure out exactly what it is. He had it listed as a Black Percula Clown. And it is a black clownfish. But it had neon green fins! I can't find anything like it online
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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Sorry to say a 10g is too small for this species. They have a large bioload and need room to grow. No species of Pleco can thrive in a 10g. IME.

Once you have algae growing on one wall you could try a Nerite snail.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Wait, but bristlenoss only grow to 4 inch max? I know common places were too big but I thought the bristlenose was okay
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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Wait, but bristlenoss only grow to 4 inch max? I know common places were too big but I thought the bristlenose was okay
they can get 6 inches, but usually max out around 4.5. 30 gallons is usually recommended for bristlenoses as they produce a lot of waste. a better option for a 10 would be some otocinclus catfish
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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I have 2 Otis. I let my local guy talk me into the pleco. He 90% of the time doesn't be me so I trusted him on it. Darn, now I don't know what to do with him...
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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it will be fine for now, as long as its still small. i would either look in to getting a 29 or larger tank, or return it while you still can
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Would him adding extra filtration work? I know a bigger tanks better but if he has a spare filter would that help for now?
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Would him adding extra filtration work? I know a bigger tanks better but if he has a spare filter would that help for now?
yes it will help and so will larger water changes. i would only keep him if you KNOW you will be getting him a larger tank. I'm not a fan of people keeping fish until they get bigger and trading them in
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