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Re: Is a pleco safe for a guppy tank?
Bob (not me) writes:
> or will it eat the baby guppies at night while they are sleeping?
> Just a small common $2 plecostamus from Wal-mart.
> My tank has green hairy algae all over everything. I only had one
> huge female guppy and a few snails in there until yesterday, when I
> added a male guppy. If she doesn't kill the male, there oughtta be
> lots of baby guppies eventually; maybe the guppies will keep the algae
> under control if there's enough of them. Wha'd'ya think? Thanks.
The guppies are reported to love algae. I have heard rumore of otherwise
vegetarian plecos turning night-stalker. Otocinclus cats would be safer and
just as effective, athough you may need a couple of them. Three per ten
gallons is recommended, but I get by with fewer.
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