View Full Version : BN pleco at room temperature

09-12-2008, 10:54 PM
I have a goldfish tank that is kept at room temperature (varies throughout the year from 65-75 degrees). Would a BN do okay in there? Was in my LFS today and they had a BN in their goldfish tanks. Seems like an interesting tankmate if they'll get along.

Web sites seem divided - anyone kept a BN at cooler temperatures?

09-12-2008, 11:06 PM
My mom keep my common pleco in a goldfish tank for years, then in a small fish bowl for about a month. Neither had a heater, the bowl did not even have a filter. I am not saying that she was right in doing this or anything, but he is fine, never had any problems at all.

09-14-2008, 12:59 PM
They're tropical fish. They need tropical temps to thrive and live to their potential.

09-15-2008, 06:36 AM
I fell thet the 10 degree flucuation in temperature is more of the threat to either extremes. If you could stabalise the temperature at a moderate range for both pleco and goldfish then do that.

in summary, I would invest in a heater first. and maintain a temp of 76