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Thread: Dwarf Pleco Beginner Guide
06-06-2012, 07:22 PM #11
Very informative! I'd also add to your rep but I don't think I can. Thumbs up though!130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
06-06-2012, 07:23 PM #12
Haha, I figured it out, nvm.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
06-06-2012, 08:50 PM #13
Thanks Mandy glad it helped!
To get back to you on the Super Red I believe it is a different scientific name. I believe it is a different pleco. I think it can be pretty territorial. I believe they get 5.9 inches so a 20 gallon is recommended.10 Gallon Nano Tank
06-07-2012, 03:50 AM #14
L002-Panaque Sp. (Tiger Pleco) 4-5 inches 20 gallon long. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller a 40”x16” is recommended.
L015-Peckoktia vittata (Candy Striped Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon long. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller 40”x”16 is recommened.
L034-Ancistrus ranunculus (Medusa Pleco) 5.1 inches 20 gallon long. Very peaceful.
L046-Hypancistrus zebra (Zebra Pleco) 3.1 inches 20 gallon high. Species only tank or with dither fish; will not compete for food. Prefers to be in groups.
L129-Hypancistrus debilittera (Columbian Zebra Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon long. Likes to be with its own species if there is room. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller 40”x16” is recommended.
L134-Peckoltia Compta (Leopard Frog Pleco) 4.4 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful as long as it is provided a lot of hiding places.
L144-Ancistrus sp. (Black eyed yellow bristlenose) 4.4 inches 20 gallon high. Needs hiding places to be with its own species.
L162-Panaque maccus (Clown Pleco) 4 inches 20 gallon high. To keep more than one specimen or bottom dweller a 32”x16” is recommended.
L169-Panaque sp. (Gold Stripe Panaque) 3.5 inches 20 gallon high.
L174-Ancistrus sp. (Panther Pleco) 2.5-3 inches 10 gallon need room for own species
L183-Ancistrus dolichopterus (Starlight Bristlenose) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Very aggressive with own species but not with other fish.
L201-Hypancistrus sp. (Orinoco Angel Pleco) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Good for community tanks. It will most likely fight with its own species so caves are STRONGLY recommended.
L226-Panaque changae (Iguitos tiger pleco) 4.7 inches 20 gallon high Very peaceful fish. If kept with other of it species you have to have a lot of hiding places.
L260-Hypancistrus sp. (Scribble Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Very peaceful for community tanks.
L262-Hypancistrus sp. 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon high.
L340-Hypancistrus sp. (Mega Clown Pleco) 3.1-3.9 inches 20 gallon long. Peaceful unless in small spaces.
L400-Hypancistrus sp. (Belo Monte) 3.9- 4.7 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful but shy so you need caves.
L401-Hypancistrus sp. (Yellow Zebra) 3.9 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful community fish.
L411-Hypancistrus sp. (Monte Dourado) 4.5 inches 20 gallon high. Peaceful community fish.
LDA08-Ancistrus Claro (Marble Bristlenose) 4.2 inches 20 gallon high. Will occasionally fight with other Ancistrus if there are not enough hiding places.
LDA25- Parotocinclus jumbo (Pitbull Pleco) 2 inches 10 gallon. Need 3 of species in same tank.
Ancistrus cf cirrhosis(Common Bristlenose) 6 inches 20 gallon high. Needs large tank to be with other Ancistrus.
Ancistrus sp. (Super Red)- 5.9 inch 20 gallon high cannot be kept in to small of space with own species.
Panaque need wood that is the majority of their diet. They still are omnivore so provide them with a balanced diet as well. They also produce large amounts of sawdust. That is why they need a bigger tank so it does not compromise wood-water quality.
Hypancistrus are omnivores but more prefer meatier foods.
Ancistrus are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Peckoltia are omnivores and prefer a balanced diet.
Parotoclus jumbo have to be in groups of 3 bare minimum.
This is intended to help you get started. Also the food is generalized still look up what food you want to give them. I hope this helps. This is thanks to all the great folks on planetcatfish and plecoplant. Also thanks to ScottishFish and Mucky fish for reminding me of 2.10 Gallon Nano Tank
06-07-2012, 07:27 AM #15
Thank you for answering my question, I have just bought 6 juveniles, and they are currently in quarantine. One seems to be AWOL, I couldn't find one this evening. I am hoping I get a breeding pair or two. They will go into a 55g high.
Thanks again, next time I'll start my own post.Mucky
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06-08-2012, 04:46 AM #16
Your Welcome Muckyfish and good luck on your spawning!10 Gallon Nano Tank
06-08-2012, 02:32 PM #17
Wow great timing, my 20 gallon is ripe for a pleco and your list just made it so much easier to find the right one!!! thanks so much.Roll the Dice!
06-08-2012, 04:14 PM #18
I am glad this helped if you have any questions feel free to ask.10 Gallon Nano Tank
09-09-2012, 02:38 PM #19
I realize that I am new to the party, and this is an older thread, but I would also add the L450 to this list. Hypancistrus, beautiful fish. Thanx.
09-09-2012, 03:37 PM #20
Thanks! I have been considering adding a pleco, but bushynose are ugly to me. :-P20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!