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Old 08-30-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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Oto's and/or Plecos with Gold fish OK?

Will oto's and pleco's be ok to house with gold fish?
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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well depending on the size of your tank, if it is very large i would say pleco's
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Oto's, unlike pleco's, will not tolerate the cooler temps of the goldie tank.
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To add, I've read that the larger (common) pleco's shouldn't be kept with goldies because they like to latch on to the goldies for their slime coat. I've never seen it personally, but I've read it. I have a small clown pleco with my goldies and they're just fine together.
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It's for a 46g tank with three goldies. I keep the temp around 72-74, but may bump that up to 74-76deg.

I was just wondering what would be best to mix with goldies. Considering either 2 oto's or a small rubber lipped pleco.
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I would go with the pleco. ottos are sensative and goldfish make a mess.
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A Bristle Nose or Clown Pleco will due ok in thoses temps and won`t get very big.
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