View Full Version : Albino BN and Leopard Sailfin compatible?

02-26-2012, 08:34 PM
Ive had my Leopard Pleco for about 3 weeks now, went to Petco to pick up some water conditioner and saw the BN plecos on sale for 1.50. So being the loving daddy I am for my 2 year old who wanted it badly, I picked one up.

My Leopard pleco is roughly around 3" and the BN is slightly smaller, reading the countless advice on this forum, I know that some plecos are harmless but very territorial. They currently are homed in my 55 gallon with tons of caves and hiding spots. So far they have encountered each other twice in the tank seeing that my Leopard swims all over the place. As they encountered each other, the Leopards top fin went straight up and his side fins fanned out as well. He sits on the sand like that which im guessing is hes way of showing his dominance, I know its probably not a good thing but man he looks good lol.

So of course my question is, with the Leopard acting this way, is it wise to move my BN out of the tank or should I wait and see if he becomes more aggressive. Ill try to get some pics of the Leopard in his stout stance.

Thanks in advance,

02-26-2012, 08:38 PM
No, I wouldn't keep them in the same tank. The BN will get to 4-5 inches and the Leopard will get well over a foot. Eventually the leopard will need a larger tank. The leopard will become the boss and pick on the BN.

02-26-2012, 08:46 PM
I see, I have a 45 gallon hex tank that Im cycling right now and hoping to add some Angel fish, is it wise to move the BN to that tank when its fully cycled. The 55 gallon is being used to grow out the Leopard, and then I will add him to my 150 gallon tank.

02-26-2012, 08:48 PM
Yeah, I'd move the BN pleco to the 45 gallon. Add him last though when it's completely cycled.