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Thread: Pleco for a 20g

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    I bought the Bristelnose Pleco for my 20g Crayfish tank to clean up the really bad alge, but it did not workout so I have it in my 20g Havily plated(13 plants total) with Shrimp, Frogs, Clams, snail and now a Pleco. I never really like Pleco, but now I am really starting to love them. are there any type of Pleco that go whell in a 20g? Maybe I could start a 20g Pleco tank?
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    a dwarf one would work. My clown pleco stayed small

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    http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?showtopic=132656&hl=

    Check out that post for a list of plecos that stay small, that will start you out.
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    My rubberlip stopped at about 3". They can get a little larger, so that may be a good one. They are cheap at Petsmart and come in slightly varying colorations.
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    I keep a common pleco in a 20 gallon. No problem so far, put in a while I'll have to move him before he gets too large. Aren't plecos territorial toward each other? If they are, I don't think you could have a pleco tank in a 20 gallon unless in it heavily planted.
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    Some are. Gold nuggets are supposed to be real bad, but so far no problems with mine in the 40 with one or two rubber lip plecos and a number of other bottom feeders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reptileguy2727
    My rubberlip stopped at about 3". They can get a little larger, so that may be a good one. They are cheap at Petsmart and come in slightly varying colorations.
    I had a rubberlip in my 20 gallon for years...love them!
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