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Old 03-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Pleco expert info required

Hi all
i'm looking for some advice as to how many Plecos i can have in my 215l/59g tank.
I am looking at small pleco's 5inch max and would research the compatability issue.
But as a 'general rule of thumb' as long as i keep my bio load under control and the compatability issue is ok is there any problem in me stocking my tank out with various Pleco species??!!??
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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Your research will speak for itself. Some pleco species are ok in groups but most are extremely territorial.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Clown and BN are the two off the top of my head that I know don't get very big. I have 2 clowns with no problems, but my tank is 150g.
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honestly, you only need 1 pleco per tank.

1 pleco alone can clean a 55 gallon tank and remove all the algae.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:06 AM   #5
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this webpage i found a long time ago and kept it bookmarked ever since.

All L, LDAand LG number Plecos - Piranha-Info.com© :: All L-, LDA- and LG-Numbers

It lists every numbered pleco and gives sizes in cm, may be helpful
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