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Old 01-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #1 
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Added A Bristlenose Pleco With My Betta

i just came back from the pet store and picked up a baby Bristlenose Pleco lol thought it would be a nice touch to my tank =)
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #2 
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and i would also appreciate if someone would tell me a little info about them because i don't know much about them

most important how do i feed them
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #3 
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What size tank do you have? They shouldn't be kept in tanks under 10 gallons. They get to be 3-5 inches. They eat sinking foods like algae wafers--Omega One is a good brand with lots of quality ingredients.
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What size tank do you have? They shouldn't be kept in tanks under 10 gallons. They get to be 3-5 inches. They eat sinking foods like algae wafers--Omega One is a good brand with lots of quality ingredients.
i have a 10g tank
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #5 
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Good to hear. The tropical fish keeping fish profiles are a good place to start researching: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...tlenose-pleco/
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #6 
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #7 
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I personally wouldn't keep them in tanks under 20g, 30g being better. These have an average size of 4-6in, Clown Plecos are the smaller ones. Don't worry though, pet stores never know what Plecos should be in, just like Bettas :(

Remember to pick up fresh veggies and algae wafers for your new pet :)
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #8 
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Plecos enjoy having driftwood to chew on. It helps with digestion. While they can survive on algae wafers they really need green in their diets. Cut zucchini is a good treat.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #9 
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iv herd they like to eat stuff like broccoli lettuce sticks and stuff but is it ok to drop a piece of broccoli in my tank that has my betta and tetras ?
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #10 
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If you have tetras and a betta, I suspect the pleco has probably overstocked your tank. I'd do an extra water change a week to make up for it. :)

Your tetras may try to nibble the vegetables, your betta will most likely ignore it. It won't harm either of them as long as you remove the veges after 24 hours. :)
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