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Quarantine Tank Size for a young pleco


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Hi everyone!

We are looking to get a bristlenose or a blue phantom pleco to add to our 55 gallon tank next. Currently my quarantine setup is a 10 gallon tank. I'm concerned the 10 gallon won't be enough space/water volume even for a young pleco in the short term. Does anyone have experience with quarantining a young pleco in a small tank? Is 10 gallons doable, or should I upgrade to a 20 gallon long quarantine?

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On 11/13/2021 at 3:33 PM, Scapexghost said:

What size is the pleco and how long do you plan on quarantining?

I was aiming to get one super young, but the ones at my LFS appear to be between 2 and 3 inches long. I did pick up a 20G L for 25 bucks, once i'm finished quarantining my rainbow and treating him, i'll just transfer the 10G media and filters to the 20G tank. I'll feel a lot better about it lol.

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