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Pleco in fry tank

Postby derrick » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:19 pm

So my fry tank is starting to get a quit a bit of algae on the glass and rocks is it safe to put a 2 inch pleco in with them to help keep it clean? Will it be safe for the fry or even the pleco
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Re: Pleco in fry tank

Postby mbuna17 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:18 am

I have 3 bristle nose plecos in a tank I use for growing out fry and they seem to do very well. There's no algae in my tank what so ever plus they do a good job at eating any uneatin food. There also all about 1.5-2 inches.
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Re: Pleco in fry tank

Postby Fogelhund » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:19 pm

What type of pleco? A Nerite snail might be better... or just scrape the glass, and appreciate that the algae on the rocks is extra nutrition for the fry.
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Re: Pleco in fry tank

Postby GTZ » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:09 pm

I use Otocinclus in my fry tanks.
75G Tropheus sp. 'red' (Moliro)
55G Enantiopus sp. 'Kilesa'
Malawi Bloat
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Re: Pleco in fry tank

Postby AlphaWild » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:29 pm

I have BN Plecos is every tank now.
75g demasoni, caeruleus, fuelleborni
75g chromogynos, zebroides "cobue",
75g J. ornatus, calvus, Cyp. "Dwarf Jumbo"
55g P. "Red Flank",
55g H. "Ruby Green"
A. "pucallpa", S. petriclola
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