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Orginally, I was going to get a BN to go with my barbs in my 20 gal, but I came across a butterfly pleco. Would it be fine to get one of those instead?
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Butterfly pleco? I assume we're talking about dekeyseria sp. here. A 20 gallon is a a bit cramped for them: I would suggest nothing less than a thirty.
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Are you talking about Dekeyseria/Zonancistrus plecs or Hillstream Loaches? In any case, neither are really good algae eaters.

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Zonancistrus, just to clarify things for the topic creator, is an alternately proposed name for a genus of loricariids containing both the chameleon and the scribble line flounder plecos.

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A little further clarification: The Dekeyseria butterfly pleco would be compatible with your barbs, it would just get a little too large for the tank. Five or six inches of waste-manufacturing pleco is too much for a twenty gallon tank, though a small butterfly would be okay in there for the short term.



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Well, I guess it's not so much space as it is the stress on the bioload of such a small tank. I reckon a 5 inch fpleco could be pretty happy in a twenty long, but not with a school of messy fish such as barbs AND another loricariid (specifically the BN).

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Ok, I'll just go with the BN then.
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