Okay I have been hearing some conflicting information. What is the minimum tank size for a Candy Striped Pleco? Also known as Tiger Plecos, scientific name is Peckoltia vittata (L015). They reach about five inches and can be kept lone. I have one in a 20g high (CYCLED) with one male betta, four guppies, five teeny Red Dwarf Rasboras, a few snails and cherry shrimp. They have all been getting along perfectly. I was told this is okay, am I completely off the mark here lol? I really hope I haven't been hurting the pleco or the betta, or any of the fish really :(.
I have a 20g long I could move the pleco into, if the height makes a difference.
Am I totally over stocked? I have lots of live plants. Please help!
BTW I have two large pieces of aquarium driftwood in there. She hasn't moved from one of the pieces in about a week, is this normal?
SO worried, I feel like there is not much info out there for specific types of plecos.
The reason I post under Betta Care is because if the pleco is acting odd, then could something be wrong with my water? I haven't seen my male make a bubblenest in a few days (put then again I did take out a few plants for my sorority), so I am wondering if the pleco is trying to tell me that something is wrong in my tank? My betta seems fine right now, but maybe plecos are more sensitive.