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Old 10-19-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Bristlenose pleco and corys?

I have a 90 litre tank (that's about 24 gallon) long, not tall.

I have two bronze corys and just got two more bronze and two peppered corys today - so once those are out of quarantine, I'll have 6 corys.

I was wondering if I could add a bristlenose pleco to that? I've read mixed things. My tank has several pieces of driftwood and quite a few live plants so everyone has lots of hiding spaces. Also a tiny terracotta cave.

I love plecos and had to take my common pleco back to the shop today - - I did not realise when I got him, that my tank would be too small.

Also - does it matter if I get a male or female bristlenose? I like the look of the males.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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I have a 90 litre tank (that's about 24 gallon) long, not tall.

I have two bronze corys and just got two more bronze and two peppered corys today - so once those are out of quarantine, I'll have 6 corys.

I was wondering if I could add a bristlenose pleco to that? I've read mixed things. My tank has several pieces of driftwood and quite a few live plants so everyone has lots of hiding spaces. Also a tiny terracotta cave.

I love plecos and had to take my common pleco back to the shop today - - I did not realise when I got him, that my tank would be too small.

Also - does it matter if I get a male or female bristlenose? I like the look of the males.
Should be fine. Males can be more aggressivr and mag not appreciate the cories on the bottom which is his space. But it might be ok.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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Yeah go for it it should be fine but you'll have to keep up on water changes because of the high bio load of the Pleco.
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I've had cories with a bristle nose for months with
minimal problems, you should be fine
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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Yeah go for it it should be fine but you'll have to keep up on water changes because of the high bio load of the Pleco.
Yep, I've heard about that. I'll have to keep an eye on the water quality, but I'll have to do that anyway.
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