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Thread: BN Questions

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    I have been reading about small Plecos I'm having some algae on my glass and would like to get an good algae eater. Would having just 1 be alright or should I have more? Will he get along with my other fish and Is an albino pleco harder to care for than a plain one. My LFS has both. Oh one more thing are they one of the sensitive fish without scales.Sorry for the multitude of questions

    0 ammo 0 nitrites between 5-10 nitrates 8.0 pH
    30 gal Freshwater
    1 young Angel, 6 Pepper Corydoras, 5 Harlequin Rasbora 1 Bristle-nose Pleco

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    What fish do you have and what size of tank is it?

    BN's can be kept singly with no problem. A pH of 8 is high so you would need to aclimate a BN if you got it
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    3o gal ..1 angel..6 pepper corys...5 harlquins
    Last edited by butterbean; 11-09-2012 at 05:49 PM.
    30 gal Freshwater
    1 young Angel, 6 Pepper Corydoras, 5 Harlequin Rasbora 1 Bristle-nose Pleco

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    One thing I have read many times here is that it's not a good idea to get a fish to do a job in your tank -

    I would get one if you like them and think one would be a nice addition to your tank, but cleaning algae should really be the tank owner's job - just my 2 cents.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
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    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    I agree with that ... Yes I very much wanted a bn pleco
    30 gal Freshwater
    1 young Angel, 6 Pepper Corydoras, 5 Harlequin Rasbora 1 Bristle-nose Pleco

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    You'll find the bristlies do a good job as juveniles, but as they get older they lose interest is cleaning glass and much prefer to cuddle a piece of zucchini

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    Magnetic scraper is best for removing algae from glass in my view.

    My BNs are great and they happen to clean up the substrate and the solid objects.

    +1 to zuchini and other vegetables, you also can feed them good algae pellets as well. I tend to break the pellets up and feed a few peices at a time. The young BNs seem to me to grow more quickly when they have access to vegetable as part of their diet.
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    I have a couple of adult bristle nose and around 100 fry with a pH level of 8.2 and they do fine so your good with your pH levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget228
    I have a couple of adult bristle nose and around 100 fry with a pH level of 8.2 and they do fine so your good with your pH levels.
    I bought a piece of driftwood for my tank but came to the same conclusion. My lfs has a beautiful display tank with fish they don't sell and there are 4 very healthy pretty BN pleco in it. Both the albino and dark ones.
    30 gal Freshwater
    1 young Angel, 6 Pepper Corydoras, 5 Harlequin Rasbora 1 Bristle-nose Pleco

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