Wanted to officially (resisted the urge to write "oh-fish-ally") introduce myself. I'm new to the forum, although, I have periodically read through a few of the threads to gather information about how to set up and cycle tanks. I have a 20 gallon which I cycled back in July. The 20 g is a fresh water tank that is stocked with a small dwarf frog, a guppy, a gourami, a cory cat, and a gold twinbar.
Oh, and a giant pleco.
The Pleco has been an accidental addition to the tank. I adopted him from a friend who had purchased him as a 1 inch baby and after a year no longer had room in his 10 gallon. I admittedly did not think through my decision as I assumed the pleco had reached maturity at a year. As it stands, my 20 gallon tank is barely sufficient and as a result I'm cycling a 55 gallon in order to move him to a larger space.
I fear for the day the 55g becomes too small for him. I have zero additional room for a larger tank.
I will say, though, for as big as he's getting. He's truly a fun fish to have and is a blast to watch. He dug up all of my plants in the 20 gallon and regularly rearranges the "furniture" so to speak as he pushes things around with his nose sniffing out new places to suck.
My long term goal is to get the pleco moved to the 55 gallon. Then I want to plant the 20 gallon. I'm open to suggestions for what to add to the 55 with the pleco. I'd like something a little showy that is reasonably sized and gets along well with others.
My Pleco, George: Why a planted tank wouldn't work for George. - YouTube