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bob saget
10-22-2010, 11:58 PM
I have my 19cm pleco in my 20 gallon so far, but i got opportunity to get a 33 gallon. Would it make any difference for him, quality of life-wise, to go into the slightly bigger tank, or should i keep waiting for a reasonably priced 50 gallon. The only reason i would be buying the tank is for the pleco.

Thanks guys.

HEADIN
10-23-2010, 12:17 AM
Y not put him in ur 60?

bob saget
10-23-2010, 12:40 AM
too many livebearers in there. i have to give some away to make space....

Northernguy
10-23-2010, 12:52 AM
I believe your fish can get 18" long,why would you consider keeping it in anything smaller then your 60?
Put the live bearers in the smaller tanks if they are a concern.They would likely get eaten over time.

bob saget
10-23-2010, 01:00 AM
how many livebearers would you say say i can fit per 20 gallon tank? I have over 120 in the 60 gallon.

bob saget
10-24-2010, 05:42 AM
bought a 50 gallon for my pleco :D hopefully he is happier.

Red
10-24-2010, 05:50 AM
50 gallon will be fine for a while, it will be to small for him eventually. But then again, most people have them in ten gallon tanks.

Lady Hobbs
10-24-2010, 10:58 AM
50 gallon will be fine for a while, it will be to small for him eventually. But then again, most people have them in ten gallon tanks.

Only until they find it's not suitable for them, I hope.
:ssmile:

bob saget
10-24-2010, 08:35 PM
with the aquarium, i did get a external water filter that sits outside the aquarium and uses hoses. It's also quite a bit bigger than the regular $20 filters. oh well. time to learn something new.