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    Can I keep a pleco in my goldfish tank?? I wanted to try this out but I am afraid the pleco will suck on the goldfishes protective slime coating.

    Help me please!!

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    Please only post in one section next time.
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    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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    That really depends. What size is your tank? What kind of pleco are you looking at? What is your temp. in the tank? Common plecos get really big 12-24 inches. They need a very large tank, at least a 90 gallon IMO, but larger would be better. Plecos are also tropical fish. Most need a temp of 74-80 depending on species. Some are higher some are lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoidParadigm
    Please only post in one section next time.
    There's no worry about it not being seen, this isn't that huge of a forum.
    Sorry about that
    I just thought it would be easier to post 2 threads cause it had something to do with goldfish and plecos but next time I will post in one forum or sub-forum

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    i have a pleco in with my goldfish and have never had a problem. plecos could latch on to any fish and suck the slime coating off but they are not aggresive so i doubt you would have any problems. i absolutly love my pleco and i think you would love one too!! good luck!

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    I would say so, yes. Just be careful in the variety. I would recommend something like a bristlenose. How large is this tank?
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    Agree with Oscar_freak. Bristlenose stay relatively small (only get to about 4-5") rubberlip is also another good possibility. Both types stay small and shouldn't bother the goldfish too much.

    Just remember that plecos eat algae, but you shouldn't rely on that as their only food source. Putting veggies in the tank for them is good. Also, plecos need driftwood to rasp on so if you don't have any in your tank already you would need to get some.

    If you don't have driftwood yet and you decide you want a pleco of some kind I would recommend that you find a piece of driftwood that is appropriate for your tank and read the section on the forum about preparing driftwood to go into an aquarium.

    I cannot find it myself right now. (Someone who knows exactly where it's at please post it, thanks).

    Since the whole process can take about a week or more to cure the driftwood, you would have plenty of time to research the exact type of pleco that would work best with your tank.

    Hope this helps.

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    Not only do pleco's get huge, many of the goldfish do as well and should be in ponds, not tanks. Check out the goldfish size red stickie post in the goldfish section.

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    Bristlenose is probably the only pleco I would put in with round-bodied goldfish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishguy2727
    Bristlenose is probably the only pleco I would put in with round-bodied goldfish.
    I agree! They are the most passive of all the plecos.IMO
    I have a common that would make you change your mind about how gentle they are.
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