Anyone Else’s Pleco Eat Like This?

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  1. AJE

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    Read the title. He eats flakes from the surface.
     

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    I had a common that did that. Even when I fed him first. That boy was a hungry growing machine. Lol
     
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    Haha that's hilarious! I've never seen a pleco eat like that, mine will eat from the bottom and strictly from the bottom. Thank you for sharing this hahah, it's quite amusing :)
     
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    You should see the video I took of it
     
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    Oh I'd love to actually, would you be willing to post it somewhere? Like maybe youtube or dailymotion?
     
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    Oh my goodness, that is fantastic haha! I can't believe he actually eats like that, thats crazy! Thank you so much for sharing, that was great!
     
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    Love the video!!! That was so cool!!!
     
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    Thanks guys, the sad part is that ever since he went in my indoor pond he has stopped eating like that and I see him less:( who can tell the species name of all the inhabitants in the video?
     
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    @DoubleDutch has some nice videos.

    Here’s my Clown pleco riding a zucchini:
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    Here is her cleaning my filter outake:
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    One of my BN's
     
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    The close up of the pleco's mouth is cool..... you can actually see the way it works its lips, tongue/tonsil like thing and the size of its throat to swallow - nature is fascinating!

    It is also cool the way he manages the air build up - blowing some bubbles back through its gills and some out of its mouth - cool!
     
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    Actually I had a vid of three BN's side by side doing this. Can't find it.
     
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