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Old 03-28-2011, 08:30 PM   #31
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Really a 4" dwarf pleco has a smaller bioload then a 4" common pleco?
Well you have to keep in mind that the 4 inch common is still growing, and is eating a lot more. Also, the two may be related, but are not exact replicas.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:39 PM   #32
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Right but what I'm saying is in porportion to their size they produce a lot of waste. Ya know what I mean..other 4" fish can have a decent bio-load but the plecos even more.
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Yes, that is true, but the bioload on the dwarfs is just considerably smaller, especially since they help clean up their waste in a way. I'm not entirely sure why, it just is.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:49 PM   #34
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Cool I did not know that. So for a 20 gal there are some great algea eaters that would work well..you could try a hillstream loach. Or there's always apple or nerite snails. Once the tank has been up an running for a while, six months or so, you could add a few oto cats. Just ideas in case you want to switch
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Ya, just make sure you stock your tank overall, and in sections. For instance, in a 40 gallon, one clown pleco, and 6 cories would stock the bottom dwellers, the two angels would partially stock the middle, and there'd be no fish for the top part. So depending on what fish you want to put in there, you've still got a lot more space for smaller fish, and maybe another showpiece fish.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:35 PM   #36
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Well the common pleco is not a prob. Anymore. I made a few calls turns out my uncle's pleco just died a couple o days ago and he happily took it off my tanks load. Btw he's running a 75gal with 2 danios and 2 gourami and now a 6 in pleco
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That will be much better for him. Good call.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:38 PM   #38
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Sweet, that worked out well
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I thought so too i'm happy bout it
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Just tell him to add 4 more danios lol. They like schools of 6!
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