View Full Version : Clown Pleco care - driftwood type?

07-08-2012, 03:04 AM

I recently brought home a clown pleco (about 2 inches long including its tail) and I read that it needs to eat driftwood. I have a small piece of driftwood in my 10 gallon but am wondering if it'll be enough. I don't know what type of driftwood it is - is there a particular type I should add to the tank?

Thanks for your help!

07-11-2012, 05:58 PM
you do not need a specific type but you need multiple pieces of driftwood and your tank is overstocked. Return it and figure out your stocking.

Lady Hobbs
07-11-2012, 06:36 PM
Please note those big capital letters in my signature. Why are you still buying fish for that tank?

07-12-2012, 10:24 AM
The only bottom dweller I'd consider for a 10g is a small group of the smallest cories or perhaps aspidoras. Certainly not a clown pleco. Clown pleco, or Panaque maccus has a good writeup here. http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=734 which clearly states it gets to almost 4 inches.