So last week I got a baby pleco, and the very next day when I checked my tank I found him dead with am fin stuck in the filter. Yesterday, I got another one. Before I went to bed he spent a good half hour against the heater, but he was alive and well as I checked on him before going to bed, just cuddling up to the heater. This morning, the half of his body that was on the heater was all white and he was dead on the ground under the heater. The tank is at 77 degrees so he wasn’t cold, and he ate so he wasn’t starving. The two plecos I bought are from the same batch at the pet store, but none of them looked sick when I bought them. My water is in great condition. Why do these guys keep dying? Is it true that baby plecos are known for being, lets say “silly”? I used to have an 8 inch pleco that died after 4 years and he was the hardiest fish ever until the day he got sick. If I get both a heater and a filter guard should my tank be safer for a baby pleco and the problem solved? I really miss having a pleco but now I’m nervous about adding another with all these fishy suicides.