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Looking for neat little Pleco and interested in your opinions?? My past tank had bristle nose he got along just fine and had zero issues whats yall's opinions? All the fish are 19 F1 1.5''-2'' fry right now think it will work?
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I still like the BN pleco, I may add another at some point. I think some like nerite snails but no way I want snails in my tank.. Siamese pleacos are an option if I have the species/spelling right? Most of the time I never see the guy, he's like the night time janitor at a high school..
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Any pleco that you guys know of that doesnt grow to be a giant?
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Any pleco that you guys know of that doesnt grow to be a giant?

Plenty but I like L177.... "golden nugget"
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your trohps will eat some algae as it is a natural food for them, and i have had them beat pleco`s up when the trophs are more adult size. i use to leave the back of the tank to grow algae and just wipe the sides and front down .
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your trohps will eat some algae as it is a natural food for them, and i have had them beat pleco`s up when the trophs are more adult size. i use to leave the back of the tank to grow algae and just wipe the sides and front down .
I take the same approach with the algae on the back. I have lost one gold nugget pleco and two Red bristle nose plecos at different times in my 150gl with sub adult Maswa's / Red Rainbows. I was heart broken and can no longer get the RED BN pleocs. and my Gold Nugget was absolutely stunning.
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I keep BN in all my tanks.
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Yeah I don't know if I got a tough GNP or Smarter one but I've had him for like 7 now... His fins are torn or bit at... But I like the BNP too.

There are some cool looking ones for sure. But how well they do with trophs really depends on the Colony and Pleco. maybe also depends on hiding spots. I don't see my GNP often. but when I look for him he's usually hiding in a tighter spot.
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If I was to get a bristle nose how large would ya get? I don't see full grown local very often but do see quite few smaller ones? Like I mentioned my Troph's are 1.5'' smallest and 2'' at largest right now
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try and find them about the same size as you other fish. give them hiding spots where there out of sight during the time you have the tank lighted.
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