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    Welcome to the forum
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I was thinking about a rubber lipped pleco, but I understand they get 5 to 7 inches full grown. If I use the 1 gallon of water per 1 inch of fish rule, that wouldn't leave much for other tank mates. I've considered some cory cats, dwarf sucker catfish & some ghost shrimp to clean up the bottom. My son has his heart set on the pleco.

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    If you do a pleco, do a Bristlenose pleco, preferably female. The one inch rule is not the best to go off of. You could easily do a Bristlenose and maybe 10 1 inch fish and as long as you had a decent filter, you'd be good! If you don't already have a filter, get one but do a 20 gallon filter. I've always had Marineland and always been pleased with it. Top fin is cheap, but you get what you pay for... A Bristlenose pleco stays smaller then a rubberlip btw. What other fish were you considering? Cory cats need a school and I don't know if you footprint is big enough for that. I had ghost shrimp and loved them. If you get enough they might even breed.
    I have more (and better) conversations with fish, dogs, and myself than I do with actual people.
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  5. #15

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    Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 
    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 
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    A 10 gal tank is way too small for any pleco, even a bristlenose (which gets 4-5 inches). You will need at least a 20 gal long to provide enough space and to be able to set up hiding places for the pleco.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    Welcome to AC!

    I agree with gronlaura on the pleco.
    Last edited by pRED; 01-16-2014 at 05:04 PM.

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    See, I disagree. I know a Bristlenose would do much better in a 20 gallon, but I don't think a 10 gallon is way too small like you said.
    I have more (and better) conversations with fish, dogs, and myself than I do with actual people.
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  8. #18

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    Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 
    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew's_Fish_99 View Post
    See, I disagree. I know a Bristlenose would do much better in a 20 gallon, but I don't think a 10 gallon is way too small like you said.
    A 5 inch long, bulky bodied fish that produces a lot of waste is okay in a 20 inch long tank that is only 10 inches front to back? I don't think so.
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    No way a 10g is big enough for a pleco. Gotta have swimming room! You wouldn't put a 10 inch fish in a 10 tank, right? So 1 inch per gallon is not a good rule.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    A Bristlenose pleco is not a 10 inch fish. And I never said it was ideal.
    I have more (and better) conversations with fish, dogs, and myself than I do with actual people.
    Myself, the fish, and the dogs all agree.

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