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Old 04-08-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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HI!

Hello I am new to the form but not a complete newbie to fish-keeping. I currently have 29gallon(cycled) tank. With 4 giant danios, 4 long-finned danios, 3 rosy long-fined barbs, 1 common pleco and 3 yellow lab cichlids (their only 1inch at the most). So far no fights or bulling for about a month hopefully it will stay that way.
I have be looking for a form for about a week and thought this was the best one.

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA this is truly a great site where new aquarists and experienced aquarists alike can receive great advice and support here
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Yay!! Welcome!! Glad youre here! also...people will probably comment on your common Pleco...most will think 29G is way to small, as commons tend to get rather large...just 'fyi'...I'm glad your cichlids isn't a meany welcome again!!
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The pleco is 2 to 2.5 inches hard to tell when ever time i try to look at him(her) it swims away. As for the cichlids I've seen them swim with the danios (all so 1 inch except one that's 2inch ) for five or so minutes without any bulling.
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Welcome. As Joyler has said, a twenty nine is too small for a common. They reach at least eighteen inches, and a one hundred twenty five gallon is considered as the minimum for them.

There are wonderful, smaller plecos such as bristlenoses, what I'm getting in my twenty nine, and rubberlips. Both stay around six inches.

Again, welcome to AA, and enjoy the forum!

PS: I also was going to get a common for my twenty nine until somebody here told me about bristlenose plecos. So I'm not looking down on you, I have been in the exact same situation.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:32 PM   #6
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The pleco is 2 to 2.5 inches hard to tell when ever time i try to look at him(her) it swims away. As for the cichlids I've seen them swim with the danios (all so 1 inch except one that's 2inch ) for five or so minutes without any bulling.
Also, it might be that small now, but they grow quickly and will get stunted. It's not fun for the pleco.
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Welcome to AA! If you've had the pleco for more then a year, don't bother upgrading it. It won't grow anymore. It's not exactly good for it, and is known as stunting, but you probably didn't know, and it isn't your fault.
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Welcome to AA! If you've had the pleco for more then a year, don't bother upgrading it. It won't grow anymore. It's not exactly good for it, and is known as stunting, but you probably didn't know, and it isn't your fault.
On a lighter note...lol! We really are glad you here! Welcome to the madness
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:48 PM   #10
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The reason I got it was because we one in 15 gallon years ago and it did fine. Well that's what I get for trusting petsmart. And if he(she) dose out grow this tank there's one more reason to buy a bigger tank.
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