View Full Version : Smaller "Big" Plec Suggestions

06-07-2012, 07:42 PM
Hey guys

So I'm finally getting a "big" tank (its 75G)

Right now the only planned fish are my Red Tailed Shark and my Convict (so nothing super big those guys will get like 4-6 inches each)

I THINK I want to do a sand bottom, I'll try to do real plants but when I set it up the plants won't be that big (as they will only be as big as I buy them, so they will have to grow in)

I have some driftwood in my current tanks that I am taking.

So I'm looking for a suggestion of a Plac (or a catfish I guess) that would be good for a 75G tank!

thanks guys

Lady Hobbs
06-07-2012, 07:44 PM
I sure do love my featherfins. They get about 6". I had to move them to my sons tanks, tho, and now I just want them back. I like them a lot better than bristlenose altho those will work too.

Lady Hobbs
06-07-2012, 07:49 PM

06-07-2012, 07:51 PM
thats the feather fin? Seems like a good size at 6" won't be able to eat anything in my tank, I think if I keep everything under 10" I shouldn't have a problem with each other getting eaten lol

06-07-2012, 09:39 PM
I have a dwarf African Giraffe Catfish, maxes at 8inches. They are awesome fish, they have that 'giant' look to them but stay nice and small :22:

06-07-2012, 10:04 PM
yeah I just looked him up, hes neat

I'm building the tank with my cousin so I want to show him a few choices

06-07-2012, 10:12 PM
Just to add, most internet pics show young specimens for some reason, as they age their heads really broaden but they maintain that sleek and slender body shape. I can't recomend them enough :22:

06-08-2012, 09:06 PM
Hi, Something to remember is that with most wild caught plecs (and other fish) they are likely to at most attain only maybe 75% of their natural max size.

A 75G tank could handle a plec of around 10" depending on what else is in the tank.

06-09-2012, 04:09 PM
yeah, I'm aimming for like 6-10 inches, I don't want anything bigger cause it may eat something else in the tank lol