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volleyball005
07-21-2012, 06:02 PM
I have a pleco that has lived with platy for over a year.

Unfortunately being new to owning an aquarium
(it was gifted to me) I have one platy left.
:scry:

I have an opportunity to put him in a larger tank
but he would be living with goldfish.
They are larger, not just average size.

His current tank is lighted and covered
and I think the new one is open.
Would this be a problem ?

I have read different information
so any help you can offer me is GREATLY appreciated !!

ScottishFish
07-21-2012, 06:22 PM
Species of pleco and size of both tanks along with their filtration and maintenance schedules would help us out a lot :22:

volleyball005
07-21-2012, 10:16 PM
I'm not sure of the tank size but I can give you dimensions.
Also, I have pictures but am not sure where I can post them.

I'm not familiar with the pleco enough to be able to identify the species.

The filter I have is an Aqua-Tech 5-15.
I think that is what it is called but I'm not at all familiar with
tanks.

I'm not sure what the other filter is because I wasn't able to look at it that carefully but I will check tomorrow.

Thank you !

rmiller
07-21-2012, 10:23 PM
Based on the dimensions, yes we can tell how large the tank is. The filter you are running tells me that the tank is rather small, which means it isn't suitable for any pleco. I wouldn't put a pleco in with goldfish myself, but would be happy to help identify him so you know what an appropriate size tank would be for him.

Goes to 11!
07-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Based on the dimensions, yes we can tell how large the tank is. The filter you are running tells me that the tank is rather small, which means it isn't suitable for any pleco.
+1

Took the words right out of my mouth.
:22:

madagascariensis
07-22-2012, 12:54 AM
You See, plecos especially the Common pleco are One
Of the Most misunderstood Fish in General Culture besides Goldfish and Bettas.

Popular culture puts a plec in every fish tank as an algae eater that cleans the tank for you, and many new aquarists also follow and add a small baby pleco to their ten gallon tanks. The truth is, common plecos(the type which new aquarists are most likely to buy) are rather inefficient algae eaters, produce lots of waste themselves and get one and a half feet long.

You would be better off reforming the plecostomus to at
Least 75gallons or bringing it back to the fish store.