View Full Version : I want to replace my pleco...

10-05-2009, 04:11 PM
I want to replace my pleco because I think he does more harm than good in my tank plus eventually he's going to out grow it. Hes a 5in spotted hi-fin and he poops ALOT. I want to replace him with possibly a school of corys or ottos or whatnot.

So does anyone have suggestions on what I could use to replace his cleaning abilities in a tank? Its a 55 gallon with a taller build. I'm making the hour trek to the LFS store today so hopefully I can get some quick responses.

Lady Hobbs
10-05-2009, 04:13 PM
bristlenose? They stay smaller. You don't have to have a pleco of any kind.

10-05-2009, 04:16 PM
I was going to suggest a bristlenose too, or a rubber-lip...my bristlenose is gorgeous...

10-05-2009, 04:27 PM
I agree! The smaller plecos are great workers and are beautiful fish.
What is available?

10-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Already have a bristlenose in a smaller tank. They are very pretty, but I guess what I'm trying to say is, "Is there any way to replace what a pleco does with another fish or fishies." Kind of getting bored with plecos I guess.

Kulis and other loaches are available along with cory ottos and such

10-05-2009, 04:48 PM
Corys will not eat algae.
If its for that go with otos.

10-05-2009, 04:50 PM
Thats the thing I've never had an algae problem in this tank with or without a pleco.