Originally Posted by Stigmata
Is it okay to use my vacuum every other day cause my goldfish and pleco are filthy, God Bless them. That ends up being close to a 20% water change after vacuuming the tank. Is that okay?
Change water as needed. Daily is even fine. Just remember to use Prime or other conditioner.
But you should reduce fish numbers in that tank soon. If the Pleco ever panics your GF will be damaged.
Water changes won't make the tank bigger. I'd rehome or upgrade them now. Otherwise keeping those kinds of fish in too small a tank , just shortens their lifespan.
Plecos 20+ yrs w proper care
Common GF 20+ years. Record is over 40 years. Record size was 18" if I remember right.
It's great that you are trying to keep them clean.
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