Plecos with Red Devil?

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Will a pleco (Bristlenose) be okay with a Red Devil? Might be getting a RD for my new 55 I picked up last night.
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Noddy replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

As I heard, red DEVILs didn't get their name for being the sweetest fish someone can get. :evil: :evil: :evil:
When they get into a bad mood, any fish in it's territory will get beaten up.
I suppose the Pleco will have a hard time and will hide most of the time when it feels threatened.
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CalebZachary replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

What I was thinking as well. Oh well.
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MetalHead88 replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

im not sure id want to put anything in a 55 with a red devil....not even a pleco or raph.... bioload wise....we're talking about a fish that gets just as big as an oscar.

aggression wise... its hard to say.... yes rds are mean and very territorial.... but plecos are armored pretty well. idk if he can hurt it... but rds are just relentless. the poor guy is going to live in fear for his whole life. a bigger tank - id say yeah go for it.
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Noddy replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

MetalHead88 wrote: im not sure id want to put anything in a 55 with a red devil....not even a pleco or raph.... bioload wise....we're talking about a fish that gets just as big as an oscar.

aggression wise... its hard to say.... yes rds are mean and very territorial.... but plecos are armored pretty well. idk if he can hurt it... but rds are just relentless. the poor guy is going to live in fear for his whole life. a bigger tank - id say yeah go for it.


x2 on the bioload. I didn't take it in consideration.

I have not owned RD's , but have some expierience with Pleco's and read about them, living together with "agressive" cichlids.
As I've read, some species of cichlids become aggressive with Pleco's and can find the weak spot on other fish. In the case of Pleco's, it's their eyes and often a softer belly.
Once they attacked the eyes, the rest is a matter of time...

I fear that a RD will be able to figure that part out...
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CalebZachary replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

Yeah for sure. Thanks guys. Maybe I'll go a different route.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

Mine will accept no tankmates, he was attacking a plec 2x his size, I'm sure woulda killed it in time.


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cebosound replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

its a crap shoot w/ RDs and plecos. ... if your going to give a shot, i recommend going with a common instead. give him some decent hiding places in case of occasional violence.

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FuzzyLumpkins replied the topic: Plecos with Red Devil?

IMO

I wouldn't do any tankmates for a RD. Those teeth can do some damage in a hurry & the odds aren't in your favor with an standard home aquarium. You might be ok in a 180, but the odds still aren't good with a big RD in there. My 2.5c
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