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Old 05-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Which Pleco?

Hey all. I am looking to purchase a pleco for my 40 gallon breeder and I am wondering what options I have. In my tank there is a pair of balloon mollies, a pair of sunburst platys, a fancy guppy and an African dwarf frog. I'm not sure which one to pick, and because of the fact that they can grow to such great lengths I'm not sure that they're an option at all. Please help!
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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Bristlenose only get about 4 inches and there are many options within that group. Rubberlips, and blown plecos stay small too.
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LOL not blown CLOWN! LOL
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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Yeah, just make sure you DON'T get a common pleco lol!
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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You can't go wrong if you stick with the common bristlenose. They are hardy, adorable, and don't bother anybody
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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Another good one is s red lizzard whiptail. Honestly mine does more work then the rest of my plecos combined!
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Thanks for the replies everyone! I'm leaning towards a bristle-nose, I've seen some of them and they are cute. Are there any breeds that I should stay away from in that group? Or favorites?
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies everyone! I'm leaning towards a bristle-nose, I've seen some of them and they are cute. Are there any breeds that I should stay away from in that group? Or favorites?
Commons are the cheapest, easiest and most visible. They come in a range- short/long fin, marbled, albino, spotted.

Don't get peppermints! You'll never see them!
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Commons also get HUGE! Not suitable for most aquariums once grown
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Starlight and super red are awesome looking!
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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Commons also get HUGE! Not suitable for most aquariums once grown
Sorry I thought you were talking about regular common plecos! Lol
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I was talking about common bristlenose, not common plecos. Lol
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:11 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your help guys. Heading out tonight to the LFS. Too bad in Canada the fish stores are generally low quality. Maybe some will expand from the US soon?
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