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Old 01-08-2013, 03:32 AM   #41
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Google the Chinese eater. the bristle nosed pleco would be perfect for your tank I have 2 albino in my 20. The Chinese algae eater needs to be in a minimum of
30 gallon tank they can get about 10" long and are semi aggressive meaning bye bye little fishies

The albino bristle nosed pleco (sometimes called bushy nosed) gets 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches

And is peaceful!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #42
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Google the Chinese eater. the bristle nosed pleco would be perfect for your tank I have 2 albino in my 20. The Chinese algae eater needs to be in a minimum of
30 gallon tank they can get about 10" long and are semi aggressive meaning bye bye little fishies

The albino bristle nosed pleco (sometimes called bushy nosed) gets 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches

And is peaceful!
Bristle noses get up to four inches and need 20 gallon tanks.
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albino are smaller than normal ones and one would be better in a 10 gallon than a Chinese algae eater is all I'm saying.
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albino are smaller than normal ones and one would be better in a 10 gallon than a Chinese algae eater is all I'm saying.
No pleco should be in a tank under twenty gallons. Neither should a chinese algae eater. Plecos have huge bio loads for fish that can be so tiny.
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And as for the 4" you are correct I meant to say they can be purchased that size. I'm just telling him that if he is determined to get one. That would be a better option once the tank has been already running for a while. I would only advise he starts with 2 our 3 small hearty fish not 11 including a algae eater
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I've seen too many people throw regular plecos in 10 gallon tanks. Quite sad. Whoever works at the lfs he is going to needs to be fired.

And he is going to swap the fish out? I really hope he does some reading first
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Look, to both you and the OP, I'm sorry we've started a mini argument. But if the fish cannot be housed in the properly sized tank it should not be kept at all. I get that you are trying to provide options but still, the above rule applies.
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No argument. You know more than me so... Dalton good luck
And of you have any questions please ask someone on this site they are a lot of very knowledgeable people that can help you
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Sorry was late last night. I am going to just get the 2 mollies for the fish in cycling process. And thank you for your help. And yes lfs is going to hear about my issues about the declorifirer I found out I needed.

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