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11-13-2009, 01:04 AM
Today at petco, i was offered an albino pleco for adoption (free!!). I was already going to get a BN, and im wondering, do you think the fish is an albino BN or an albino common?
Edit: Dang, i think its a common. I have a 46 galloner, would he work in it? If no, i can return him befor he gets too big

11-13-2009, 01:07 AM
What does the snout look like? BNs have a more distinct rounded nose than commons.

EDIT: You edited after I posted. No, a common would not work in anything smaller than a 75, as Void said. :22:

11-13-2009, 01:12 AM
I wouldn't do a common in anything smaller than a 75, because of the sheer size and mess.

11-13-2009, 03:00 AM
Will not work at all. They need 125g minimum, even 75g is too small.

11-13-2009, 03:29 AM
*whistles lowly* 125? Really? Yikes! lol.

11-13-2009, 03:30 AM
Yeah they are one of the contenders for biggest bioload in a single fish

11-13-2009, 03:34 AM
Can you post a pic of your pleco?
Its best to be sure what kind it is.lol
Commons can get large though.

11-13-2009, 04:13 AM
Well, i went to the petco to adopt an albino pleco, but.. it turns out it wasnt albino, but some rubber-nose-like pleco. Is that still a good pleco?

11-13-2009, 04:15 AM
That's a rubbernose pleco, Chaetostoma sp. He will stay small (5") and is fine for your tank.

11-13-2009, 04:17 AM
Agreed, still perfect make sure you put wafers in there.

11-13-2009, 04:20 AM
Hmm... Maybe ill get him. I need to make sure. Ill get him tomarrow and post pics, tell me what you think when i post them (that pic wasnt the fish, it just looked like him)

11-13-2009, 04:24 AM
ugh why not ask whoever is selling the fish what it is before you get it?

OR take a picture tomorrow then post it tomorrow before getting it...

11-13-2009, 04:28 AM
Its at a petco in an unlabled adoption tank, and i will get pics before i buy

11-14-2009, 05:52 PM
Welp, i went to get some pics today and... he was dead.
I guess adoption fish arnt well cared for, as they dont make the store money

11-14-2009, 11:03 PM
Well, rubbernoses are fairly common. If you still need or want one, it shouldn't be that hard to find. :22: