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es31710
06-02-2012, 05:17 AM
L002-Panaque Sp. (Tiger Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallons up
L015-Peckoktia vittata (Candy Striped Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallons up
L034-Ancistrus ranunculus (Medusa Pleco) 5.1 inches 30 gallons up
L046-Hypancistrus zebra (Zebra Pleco) 3.1 inches 20 gallons up
L129-Hypancistrus debilittera (Columbian Zebra Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon up
L134-Peckoltia Compta (Leopard Frog Pleco) 4.4 inches 20 gallon up
L144-Ancistrus sp. (Black eyed yellow bristlenose) 4.4 inches 20 gallon up
L162-Panaque maccus (Clown Pleco) 4 inches 20 gallon up
L169-Panaque sp. (Gold Stripe Panaque) 3.5 inches 20 gallon up
L174-Ancistrus sp. (Panther Pleco) 2.5-3 inches 10 gallon up
L183-Ancistrus dolichopterus (Starlight Bristlenose) 3.9 inches 20 gallon up
L201-Hypancistrus sp. (Orinoco Angel Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon up
L226-Panaque changae (Iguitos tiger pleco) 4.7 inches 20 gallon up
L260-Hypancistrus sp. (Scribble Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon up
L340-Hypancistrus sp. (Mega Clown Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon up
L400-Hypancistrus sp. (Belo Monte) 3.9- 4.7 inches 20 gallon up
L401-Hypancistrus sp. (Yellow Zebra) 3.9 inches 20 gallon up
L411-Hypancistrus sp. (Monte Dourado) 4.5 inches 20 gallon up
LDA08-Ancistrus Claro (Marble Bristlenose) 4.2 inches 20 gallon up
LDA25- Parotocinclus jumbo (Pitbull Pleco) 2 inches 10 gallon up
Panaque need wood that is the majority of their diet. They still are omnivore so provide them with a balanced diet as well.
Hypancistrus are omnivores but more prefer meatier foods.
Ancistrus are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Peckoltia are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Parotoclus jumbo have to be in groups of 3 bare minimum.
This is intended to help you get started. You still want to research there temperament and see if they prefer others of their own species or bottom dwellers. Also the food is generalized still look up what food you want to give them. I hope this helps. This is thanks to all the great folks on planetcatfish and plecoplant.:22:

Gouramifreak42
06-02-2012, 04:38 PM
This is very helpful!! I never knew there were so many smaller plecos! And you even included the medusa pleco, my favorite!

es31710
06-02-2012, 11:34 PM
I am glad it helped so many people think the bristlenose is the smallest. But common bristlenose is probably one of the biggest dwarfs maxing out at 6 inches even heard people say 7 inches

MLBfan
06-02-2012, 11:40 PM
I think that just saying 20 gallon can be vague. The difference between a long and high is much, especially for a flat fish that really doesn't need much space vertically.

es31710
06-03-2012, 04:04 AM
Thanks MLBFAN I will do that and put and updated list up.

es31710
06-03-2012, 04:46 AM
L002-Panaque Sp. (Tiger Pleco) 4-5 inches 20 gallon long. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller a 40x16 is recommended.
L015-Peckoktia vittata (Candy Striped Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon long. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller 40x16 is recommened.
L034-Ancistrus ranunculus (Medusa Pleco) 5.1 inches 20 gallon long. Very peaceful.
L046-Hypancistrus zebra (Zebra Pleco) 3.1 inches 20 gallon high. Species only tank or with dither fish; will not compete for food. Prefers to be in groups.
L129-Hypancistrus debilittera (Columbian Zebra Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon long. Likes to be with its own species if there is room. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller 40x16 is recommended.
L134-Peckoltia Compta (Leopard Frog Pleco) 4.4 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful as long as it is provided a lot of hiding places.
L144-Ancistrus sp. (Black eyed yellow bristlenose) 4.4 inches 20 gallon high. Needs hiding places to be with its own species.
L162-Panaque maccus (Clown Pleco) 4 inches 20 gallon high. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller a 32x16 is recommended.
L169-Panaque sp. (Gold Stripe Panaque) 3.5 inches 20 gallon high. L174-Ancistrus sp. (Panther Pleco) 2.5-3 inches 10 gallon
L183-Ancistrus dolichopterus (Starlight Bristlenose) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Very aggressive with own species but not with other fish.
L201-Hypancistrus sp. (Orinoco Angel Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Good for community tanks. It will most likely fight with its own species so caves are STRONGLY recommended.
L226-Panaque changae (Iguitos tiger pleco) 4.7 inches 20 gallon high Very peaceful fish. If kept with other of it species you have to have a lot of hiding places.
L260-Hypancistrus sp. (Scribble Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Very peaceful for community tanks.
L340-Hypancistrus sp. (Mega Clown Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon long. Peaceful unless in small spaces.
L400-Hypancistrus sp. (Belo Monte) 3.9- 4.7 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful but shy so you need caves.
L401-Hypancistrus sp. (Yellow Zebra) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful community fish.
L411-Hypancistrus sp. (Monte Dourado) 4.5 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful community fish.
LDA08-Ancistrus Claro (Marble Bristlenose) 4.2 inches 20 gallon high. Will occasionally fight with other Ancistrus if there are not enough hiding places.
LDA25- Parotocinclus jumbo (Pitbull Pleco) 2 inches 10 gallon. Need 3 of species in same tank.
Ancistrus cf cirrhosis(Common Bristlenose) 6 inches 20 gallon high. Needs large tank to be with other Ancistrus.
Panaque need wood that is the majority of their diet. They still are omnivore so provide them with a balanced diet as well. They also produce large amounts of sawdust. That is why they need a bigger tank so it does not compromise wood-water quality.
Hypancistrus are omnivores but more prefer meatier foods.
Ancistrus are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Peckoltia are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Parotoclus jumbo have to be in groups of 3 bare minimum.
This is intended to help you get started. Also the food is generalized still look up what food you want to give them. I hope this helps. This is thanks to all the great folks on planetcatfish and plecoplant.

MLBfan
06-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Thank you, this will be a helpful list for people looking for a dwarf pleco in their tank. I awarded some rep to you.

es31710
06-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Your welcome and thanks.

MuckyFish
06-06-2012, 04:43 AM
I didn't realize the black eyed yellow was a separate species.
I also assumed all of these got to around 6 inches. So thanks for the info.

Do you have any idea what the current super red bristle nose variety is derived from?

es31710
06-06-2012, 06:00 PM
I believe it is from being selectively bred by the common bn but I will clarify that later today.

MandyK
06-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Very informative! I'd also add to your rep but I don't think I can. Thumbs up though!

MandyK
06-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Haha, I figured it out, nvm.

es31710
06-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Thanks Mandy glad it helped!
To get back to you on the Super Red I believe it is a different scientific name. I believe it is a different pleco. I think it can be pretty territorial. I believe they get 5.9 inches so a 20 gallon is recommended.

es31710
06-07-2012, 02:50 AM
L002-Panaque Sp. (Tiger Pleco) 4-5 inches 20 gallon long. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller a 40x16 is recommended.
L015-Peckoktia vittata (Candy Striped Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon long. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller 40x16 is recommened.
L034-Ancistrus ranunculus (Medusa Pleco) 5.1 inches 20 gallon long. Very peaceful.
L046-Hypancistrus zebra (Zebra Pleco) 3.1 inches 20 gallon high. Species only tank or with dither fish; will not compete for food. Prefers to be in groups.
L129-Hypancistrus debilittera (Columbian Zebra Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon long. Likes to be with its own species if there is room. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller 40x16 is recommended.
L134-Peckoltia Compta (Leopard Frog Pleco) 4.4 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful as long as it is provided a lot of hiding places.
L144-Ancistrus sp. (Black eyed yellow bristlenose) 4.4 inches 20 gallon high. Needs hiding places to be with its own species.
L162-Panaque maccus (Clown Pleco) 4 inches 20 gallon high. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller a 32x16 is recommended.
L169-Panaque sp. (Gold Stripe Panaque) 3.5 inches 20 gallon high.
L174-Ancistrus sp. (Panther Pleco) 2.5-3 inches 10 gallon need room for own species
L183-Ancistrus dolichopterus (Starlight Bristlenose) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Very aggressive with own species but not with other fish.
L201-Hypancistrus sp. (Orinoco Angel Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Good for community tanks. It will most likely fight with its own species so caves are STRONGLY recommended.
L226-Panaque changae (Iguitos tiger pleco) 4.7 inches 20 gallon high Very peaceful fish. If kept with other of it species you have to have a lot of hiding places.
L260-Hypancistrus sp. (Scribble Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Very peaceful for community tanks.
L262-Hypancistrus sp. 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon high.
L340-Hypancistrus sp. (Mega Clown Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon long. Peaceful unless in small spaces.
L400-Hypancistrus sp. (Belo Monte) 3.9- 4.7 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful but shy so you need caves.
L401-Hypancistrus sp. (Yellow Zebra) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful community fish.
L411-Hypancistrus sp. (Monte Dourado) 4.5 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful community fish.
LDA08-Ancistrus Claro (Marble Bristlenose) 4.2 inches 20 gallon high. Will occasionally fight with other Ancistrus if there are not enough hiding places.
LDA25- Parotocinclus jumbo (Pitbull Pleco) 2 inches 10 gallon. Need 3 of species in same tank.
Ancistrus cf cirrhosis(Common Bristlenose) 6 inches 20 gallon high. Needs large tank to be with other Ancistrus.
Ancistrus sp. (Super Red)- 5.9 inch 20 gallon high cannot be kept in to small of space with own species.
Panaque need wood that is the majority of their diet. They still are omnivore so provide them with a balanced diet as well. They also produce large amounts of sawdust. That is why they need a bigger tank so it does not compromise wood-water quality.
Hypancistrus are omnivores but more prefer meatier foods.
Ancistrus are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Peckoltia are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Parotoclus jumbo have to be in groups of 3 bare minimum.
This is intended to help you get started. Also the food is generalized still look up what food you want to give them. I hope this helps. This is thanks to all the great folks on planetcatfish and plecoplant. Also thanks to ScottishFish and Mucky fish for reminding me of 2.

MuckyFish
06-07-2012, 06:27 AM
Thank you for answering my question, I have just bought 6 juveniles, and they are currently in quarantine. One seems to be AWOL, I couldn't find one this evening. I am hoping I get a breeding pair or two. They will go into a 55g high.

Thanks again, next time I'll start my own post.

es31710
06-08-2012, 03:46 AM
Your Welcome Muckyfish and good luck on your spawning!

Gogi
06-08-2012, 01:32 PM
Wow great timing, my 20 gallon is ripe for a pleco and your list just made it so much easier to find the right one!!! thanks so much.

es31710
06-08-2012, 03:14 PM
I am glad this helped if you have any questions feel free to ask.

vanillarum
09-09-2012, 01:38 PM
I realize that I am new to the party, and this is an older thread, but I would also add the L450 to this list. Hypancistrus, beautiful fish. Thanx.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/campinkru/IMG_5324.jpg

Azurescriber
09-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Thanks! I have been considering adding a pleco, but bushynose are ugly to me. :-P

es31710
09-09-2012, 02:49 PM
A very nice pleco but unfortunately I have never found enough info on it to add to the list. And your welcome Azurescriber; I hope this helps you pick the right pleco.

Trillianne
09-09-2012, 05:29 PM
There are a number of rubbernoses that you may want to consider for your list, especially as they are becoming rather more readily available at even the big-box pet stores.

L444, L187, L442, etc in the Chaetostoma family.
All are roughly 5 inch full grown fish.

es31710
09-09-2012, 05:33 PM
Trillianne I will sure look up those pleco's and I will put out another list soon. Very interested in looking at those fish. Will do more research and post an improved list.

vanillarum
09-09-2012, 06:40 PM
If you need more info on the L450s, I would be more than happy to help. I have been raising and breeding these 450s for 2+ years now, and have learned quite a bit. They are a typical hypancistrus, mainly a carnivore but will take some vegie, will not harm plants, and prefers (but not essential) slightly warmer temps(82-84). They are not as reclusive as most hypans, as mine are out and about most of the day. If there are any other questions, feel free to ask. Thanx.

Jessica L
09-29-2012, 11:39 PM
This is a great list! Thanks for posting it. Now I just need to research which ones won't dig up plants.

es31710
09-30-2012, 05:05 AM
You are welcome glad it helped. Unfortunately plecos are a hit or miss with that. If you have a deep solid substrate you will be fine. If you have a sand substrate with plants like anacharis, java fern, java moss etc. You kind are screwed because they will accidentally knock out while digging. That goes for any pleco.

MandyK
09-30-2012, 05:56 PM
Is this a sticky? I think it should be.

I'm printing this list out for when I go plec shopping.

es31710
09-30-2012, 06:07 PM
No its not but I am glad it is helping you.

vanillarum
08-14-2013, 01:48 AM
Should not L239 be on this list ? I am thinking of giving them a try.