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Plecos that eat algae

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Discuss all topics related to freshwater and planted tanks.


reefer171
 
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Plecos that eat algae

by reefer171

I love plecos and hate algae so I thought hey why not get a pleco that will eat algae! I know some plecos, like the commons, don't actually eat algae (or very little of it) even though they may be sold for that purpose to unsuspecting buyers. So is there a species that is generally recommended by aquarists? :)


kate_kuhli
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by kate_kuhli

Rubbernoses and common bristlenoses are the best algae eaters to my knowledge.


tetrafan
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by tetrafan



blenny
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by blenny

I could be wrong but I think the common plecos are actually good algae eaters. The issue is they get very big and messy so most fish keepers aren't prepared to keep them for very long!


saratang
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by saratang

Out of interest why a bristlenose over a rubbernose? What's the difference?


tetrafan
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by tetrafan



reefer171
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by reefer171



friend_of_fish
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by friend_of_fish

Yeah you can't go wrong with a bristlenose, they're kind of multi functional.

I find rubbernoses just as easy to keep though, TBH. They are a bit timid though and some people say that their rubbernose hides all the time.


reefer171
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by reefer171

Are bulldog plecos the same as rubbernose? How big do they get - I read 4" somewhere and then 6" somewhere else. Is 6" even small for a pleco? I don't know what size range I should be aiming for.


xxluckxx
 
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Re: Plecos that eat algae

by xxluckxx

Plecos that eat algae

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