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Recommendations Pleco

Postby lawdog68 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:49 pm

Currently have a 75 gal Mbuna aquarium I’ve had for over a year now. Tank is running great no issue with fish, but i seem not to be able to keep any plecos. I sole have pleco for alage control, but the keep being killed off by the mbuna. Any suggestions on pleco types would be greatly appreciated....
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Re: Recommendations Pleco

Postby james1983 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:12 pm

People have luck with bristlenoses, including myself. If the mbuna have already been in the tank for awhile, it may be impossible to introduce a pleco.
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Re: Recommendations Pleco

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:52 pm

Just backing up James here.... bristlenose is your best bet. If they aren't tolerant of one, it might not work out.
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Re: Recommendations Pleco

Postby lawdog68 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:59 pm

Thanks all, over the year i had 2 so far and both times mbuna killed them off over time. So i may stock with 2 this time and see how it works...
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