Common Pleco Question

Discussion in 'Pleco - Plecostomus' started by delta5, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. delta5Well Known MemberMember

    So I noticed, even in the middle of the night, my common pleco rarely leaves the bottom of the tank. When he does it is only to suck against the glass. Is this normal? He looks very good and is growing rather fast imo.
  2. NCE12940Well Known MemberMember

    Not unusual for a lot of plecos to be mostly nocturnal. They're omnivorous, also eat algae. They can grow up to 1' or a little more though.
  3. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Not unusual. For some people it's even rare to the see their pleco come out.

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  4. guthrieb08Valued MemberMember

    i have a rubbernose pleco and i never see him except when i turn my lights on in the morning then he runs to his spot under the driftwood.
  5. aHumanBeingWell Known MemberMember

    Think of them as basement dwelling teens but in fish form. They hide in the low light areas, come out for food then retreat to their dwelling.
  6. guthrieb08Valued MemberMember

    Sounds like me when im not at work :p
  7. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    Sounds like me before retirement interrupted my work, not that I complain over this matter.
    I have even learned to grow nostril hair and eat algae----------rick

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