View Full Version : Parrots and Plecos?

04-09-2009, 01:15 PM
So I am getting a new 40 gallon tank to cycle on the weekend, so when the tank is cycled I am planning on getting 2 parrot fish and one of the smaller breeds of plecos, are they good together? I am also planning on cycling the tank with 4 tetras, that I can later add to my community tank, is that a good idea?

Lady Hobbs
04-09-2009, 01:18 PM
My parrots hate my featherfins. That's all I have to go by.

PS......They also can not hurt him any with those beaks but they will give chase.

04-09-2009, 04:57 PM
It mainly depends on having sufficient cover for the pleco's, and which species you want. Are you thinking a BN for algae, a clown pleco, or something like an L204 or L333? Some species need driftwood in their diet, some are mainly nocturnal...

04-09-2009, 05:15 PM
I have two BP and a pleco, they leave him alone, but at first they were curious and would chase him. Also a freidn of mine has 3 BP and a pleco with no issues, the pleco now is bigger than the BP.