Originally Posted by Jaytaylor
I don't plan on adding anything until I upgrade to a larger tank.
All of my fish I have right now besides one are under 3 inches since they're still very young. Yeah I also didn't know my pleco would be getting that big when I got him. My mistake
Not sure why they're so commonly sold when not that many people could even care for a fish that large. I also noticed how he poops SO MUCH. I had no idea it was even him at first.
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It's good that you're planning to upgrade soon, but plecos and goldfish still aren't temperature compatible. Goldfish need temps under 72 degrees F and plecos need temps of 78-80 degrees F.
If goldfish are kept at too high of temperatures, it will shorten their lifespan, cause them to grow larger much faster, and they'll produce much more waste.
If plecos are kept at too low of temperatures the stress on their bodies will make them much more prone to illness, disease, and death.