Clown Plecos - This time, she just bought it! Funny

  1. mtsguy21 Well Known Member Member

    Lexi03 and I were supposed to be grocery shopping today. So we got our two boys ready and headed out. We had a few places to stop before getting to the grocery store, and one of them happened to be petsmart. She went in by herself because all she said she was buying was some stress coat, prime, and a glass top for the 55g.

    She opens the door to our suv and proclaims, "we will have to grocery shop tomorrow, we need to head home." I roll my eyes and ask her, " what did we get now?" She pulls the plastic bag out and exclaims, "they had clown plecos!" The little guy she got is about 2" at the moment, and is sooooo cute! I am not sure what tank he will end up in, but we'll figure that out later!
     
  2. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    I named him Fred.:D
     

  3. MD Angels Well Known Member Member

    Haha Lexi, that sounds just like me. :giggle: any pics yet? :D
     
  4. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    I will try to take a photo tomarrow, he just got finished aclimating, and is hiding out for now. He will be in our 55gal until the 125 is set up then we will be playing a massive game of musical tanks. When all is said and done he will be in our 30gal with green fire tetas and a pair of orange flash cockatoo cichlids.
     

  5. Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Buying fish is more fun than grocery shopping anyday!
     
  6. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    +1 :)

    Good job Lexi :)
    Carol
     
  7. MD Angels Well Known Member Member

    ;D:happy0064:
     

  8. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    lol see now if I did that my fiancee would get annoyed, actually she won't let me go into fish stores when we are out together because she knows its at least an hour trip because I know half the staff lol.

    Have fun with fred lol.

    Wow I'm having a total smokey and the bandit moment now haha.
     
  9. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    We usually go to the fish store together, normally we would both got in, but it was pouring down rain and my older boy is out of school for spring break and the younger one was cranky because he missed his nap, didn't really want to drag two grumpy boys through the store.

    I tryed to get a photo of Fred today, he is still hiding out. I put a piece of zuccini by the cave he is in tonight, I think I saw him nibbling on it when I came in the room, but then he backed back into his cave. I have a piece of driftwood in the tank, he hasn't seemed interested in it yet.
     
  10. Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    Are clowns hard to get there?
     

  11. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    I'm sure I could have ordered one online, but this is the first time I have seen one in a store. We have 1 LFS that carries Bristlenoses and commons and a petsmart that normally only has commons. I don't go in Petco often, but they only have 9 or so tanks, I havn't seen any plecos there before( and I would not buy one if I had, my Petco is awful).

    Petsmart had them in one of their special buy tanks, the lady said they only carry the stocks in those tanks a couple months at a time, then the next group of limited time only fish comes in.
     
  12. Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    wow Petland here always has clown pleco's..... smart cause its more suitable with the small size for people with small tanks as long as they have drift wood.
     
  13. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    XDXD Nice lol. I did that to my mom once, we had to go shopping after a long night of showing goats at the fair. It was about 1-2 in the morning, we went to walmart and i walked out with nero :p
     
  14. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    upade and questions

    Well Fred came out of his cave sometime last night, I can see a path he ate through on the small bit of algea in the tank ( I really do Hate T8 fixtures). He was on his driftwood when I goot up this morning. He didn't really eat enough zuchinni to notice any missing. He hid again when I got up to the tank, so no photos.

    Now for the question, what is it supposed to look like when a pleco swims? He has me worried because when he goes to hide, he doesn't really swim, he kinda hops along the substrate.
     
  15. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Mine simply swims along the bottom like a flying carpet.
     
  16. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Indeed!


    I love my little Clown Pleco! He has such a 'tude LOL Can't wait to see him! Mines out a lot, because he's got a nice big piece of wood that he can hide in, but they are good at shoving them selves up for days on end lol
     
  17. Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    I cant get either or mine to eat zuchinni, peas, lettuce, carrot anything.
     
  18. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    They are described as wood eating fish at www.planetcatfish.com
     
  19. davebowden Member Member

    plec

    Great,
    got my common plec and my albeno plec about 6 years ago. Both over 10" now, lots of personalty. Great fish.
     
  20. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    Here is what I found by clicking on Butterfly/Carols link:
    http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=734

    I always push an algae wafer into a slice of zucchini for my Plecos. This gives the Pleco a chance to eat the wafer before it's stolen by other fish.
    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/...ure14378-pleco-eating-raw-zucchini-slice.html

    The fish in the photo above is in the same spot every morning waiting for his slice.

    As for my juvenile Bristle Nose Pleco, I can add the slice to the tank and she is on it within 2 minutes, every morning.

    Congrats on the new Clown Pleco you two! :) Looking forward to photos/videos.

    Ken