6 inch pleco

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I've never had a Pleco before. The LFS gets ornamental placos sometimes, ful grown size ranges from 6" to 24". My question how much bioload would a six inch pleco put on a 55 gallon tank. If I got one it would be about 2" when put in the tank.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: 6 inch pleco

The general opinion on Plecos is that they do more harm then good. The L numbers seem to be a little better then common plecos , but most people here dont care for them too much.
I have a total of 3 Plecos , 2 Sailfin and one L144 and really dont have too many problems , but also do three 75% WC's on my tanks.
What other fish would you have in that tank ?
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Would be the only tank mate
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Suprd71 replied the topic: 6 inch pleco

I would really reconsider a plec with your blue jack. I have 4 commons and 1 sailfin and they are dirty customers indeed. My ebjd has only a green sev for a mate and is in a 55 as well.


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ML replied the topic: 6 inch pleco

Thanks maybe I will check on other types of catfish. But I will probably not put any tank mates with him.
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Discoface315 replied the topic: 6 inch pleco

Maybe an ancistrus pleco would be better?
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