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Small cold water species of pleco or catfish

Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by Jared T, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Jared T

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    Hi I have a ten gallon tank with a black moore goldfish and 2 black skirt tetras in it but want something that will clean the tank. So what kind of small species can live in a tank with no heater? Thanks


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    Adding more to an already over stocked tank will not help clean it up ;)
     
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    if you want something to clean algae get hillstream loaches, but they need alot of oxygen
     
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    yup
     
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    Many small bristlenose plecos come from Uruguay and Argentina, and can handle low temps. I keep some in an unheated tank with Gymnogeophagus.
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    The above posters are right though, a moor in a 10 gal alone is pushing it, unless you over filter or do lots of partial water changes.
     
  7. Jared T

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    The Moore is only 2 inches and I do partial water changes daily and full water changes every other week


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    A small bristlenose should work with that regime.
     
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    They don't stay 2 inches...
     
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    I know I have a fifty gallon waiting for him


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