Triactis pleco

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Triactis pleco

Postby john82 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:29 pm

Hi every one

I was browsing in a lfs today and saw a leporcanthicus triactis pleco. I think this cat is awsome.
the guy in the shop told me it is fine for a community tank and would be ok with a couple of bristlenoes catfish and the 3 corys i already have.
the research iv done matchs the guy in the shop on size etc they grow to about ten inches.

my tank is 165 litres aquastyle dimesions are 44cm x 84cm x 58cm

my current stocking is

2 x BN
3 x cory
5x neon tetras
3 x male plattys
4 x black widow tetras
2 x dwarf gourmi
1 x red eye tetra
2 x blue rams
1 x aquatic frog

i plan to add

1 x Tractis pleco
2-3 x angel fish
2 x opaline gourmi
2-4 x agassizi dwarf ciclid
2 x blue rams

Does any one have any experiance with these cats can any of you see any issues with what i plan to have in the tank below is a link to a page i found on them

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/stats/st ... actis.html

Thanks for your help in advance
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Re: Triactis pleco

Postby englishmx » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:36 pm

The link answers your question, far too big for 165Litres :wink:

Maximum size 9.5"
Minimum tank size 125 Gallons
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Re: Triactis pleco

Postby john82 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:04 pm

yep so it does. I missed that bit. Back to the drawing board :( . Can you recomend any other cat i could put in that size tank. the bloke in the shop said they r slow growing.would keeping a juvinile in my tank b a problem until he grows a bit and i get a bigger tank.
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Re: Triactis pleco

Postby englishmx » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:31 pm

No, I would not even get a juvenile, a lot of damage will be already done by the time it outgrows the tank, looking at your existing stocking list you are 'quite full' already, best bet would be to get a few more Red Eye Tetras for the poor lonesome one! and I certainly wouldn't be thinking about putting Angels in with the Neons, you would be asking for trouble
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Re: Triactis pleco

Postby john82 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:49 pm

ok thought that may be the response. Thanks for your help. Still very new to this but ever so slightly addicted :D
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Re: Triactis pleco

Postby Carylnz » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:38 pm

Get a bigger aquarium :wink:
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Re: Triactis pleco

Postby john82 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:10 pm

already gone from 50 to 165l only got in to fish in oct this year.il be single if i increase it again. :D . What about a zebra pleco with what i currently have above. Or is the bristlenoes my limit
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