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    pleco for planted shrimp tank

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    I'm well aware that most pleco are actually a danger to dwarf shrimps, But is there any pleco out there that is shrimp safe and won't disturb my plants ?I have wood with moss (back of wood is exposed and not covered by moss) and will drop in veggies every other day.

    been reading online, some suggested clown and bristle nose.

    Ps: don't suggest oto for algae control, main purpose of pleco is because I love plecos

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenDuck View Post
    I'm well aware that most pleco are actually a danger to dwarf shrimps, But is there any pleco out there that is shrimp safe and won't disturb my plants ?I have wood with moss (back of wood is exposed and not covered by moss) and will drop in veggies every other day.

    been reading online, some suggested clown and bristle nose.

    Ps: don't suggest oto for algae control, main purpose of pleco is because I love plecos

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    Are you breeding shrimps? Better not to put any pleco into shrimp tank.
    Well you can try Ancistrus claro, small pleco,but I cant assure you it is shrimp safe. As you know most plecos are omnivorous. They will eat everything that can fit into its mouth

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    Other than Otocinclus, I would gladly keep Red Lizard plecos with them. At GC's old location in Clementi, they kept Red Lizards with some of their shrimps.
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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    red lizard pleco, I'll do some research before committing, thanks for suggestion

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    I'm keeping red lizard with my firered. So far so good. But I have lots of cover / moss for the shrimps

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    You may want to also go with L183 aka Starlight pleco. Got mine at GC. But fast selling little fellas.

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    I have fire red and crystal red together with my L46, L183 and L204 for many months, planted and non-planted tanks. So far so good.

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    I have L136 with CRS no problem for 3 years

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    red lizard i hear was ok but nv tried before only with starlight so far ok shrimp breeding well also never see it disturb any ok the plants and shrimplet

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    Just got a L191 yesterday and I just read this post. Hopefully it will left my cherries alone.....

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    191 belongs to panaque, grows over a ft long, it will easily crush any shrimp with it's weight at adult size

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Berny View Post
    191 belongs to panaque, grows over a ft long, it will easily crush any shrimp with it's weight at adult size

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    The guy is still quite tiny at the moment and I already had plans to move him to a larger tank in future. Would like to get some driftwoods for him. Is there any fish shops that have a wide variety of driftwood?

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    u can try seaview or OTF they have quite a number of drift wood

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    gc, mountain of it, at a premium cost though, but huge variety of it to choose from

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    You could try the newly relocated Fishy Business at Sims Place. They have got tons of DW and different types of stones. Great selection too!


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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    Hi guys, thanks for your replies!

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    Er.....can I ask what is otf and gc?

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    gc is green chapter,it's located in macpherson

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    Re: pleco for planted shrimp tank

    For Plecos, going for Hypans will be the safest if you are letting them share tank with shrimps. I ever placed L46 and L134 with my shrimps. Others include lizards, brittleness and L183 But please take note Plecos poo A LOT. So keep an eye on water perimeters.

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