View Full Version : Plecos that stay small?

bob saget
01-25-2010, 08:58 PM
Any kinds of plecos that you guys recommend that dont grow all that fast? Suitable for a 10 gallon?

01-25-2010, 09:02 PM
For tanks 10 gal and under I normally recommend apple snails or mystery snails. Otto cats are another In my opinion plecos are to big for a 10 gal tank

01-25-2010, 09:04 PM
I do not know of a pleco that will fit in a ten gallon.

01-25-2010, 09:07 PM
Otos are your best bet for a ten if its an algae issue.http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish/otocinclusaffinis.php
Plecos need more room would pollute a ten in no time.They have too large of a bio load.

01-25-2010, 09:25 PM
No plecos available for ten gallons. Even the smalest pleco would be too big.

Go with pygmy cories, apple snails, or otocincli.

bob saget
01-25-2010, 09:28 PM
gotcha guys. thanks for the swift replies :D

bob saget
01-25-2010, 09:35 PM
Can you recommend some for a 20 gallon that stay relatively "under control". My friend is looking to try raising a pleco, but he got so freaked out when he saw how fast my sailfin grows.

01-25-2010, 10:44 PM
bristlenose and rubberlip plecos stay fairly small. With any pleco, have great filtration because they are waste machines.

01-25-2010, 11:16 PM
A clown pleco might also work out. Like crispy said, be sure to keep up ont he filtration and water changes. Prepare for poo.

bob saget
01-25-2010, 11:19 PM
Yea i have a sailfin that I have to clean up after very often, so i know what to expect. my friend doesn't :(