Question Is My Pleco Dumb?

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My pleco managed to get his head stuck in his wood a few nights ago. I had to sit there and break apart pieces of the wood from the inside out before he could move again. I moved him into a different tank so he wasn't tempted by that same piece of wood, but is this something common for plecos, to get stuck, or is he just an exceptionally dumb fish?
 
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He'd been using it to hide in for months. I don't know what the heck possessed him to completely shove his face into the wood to the point he got stuck. He didn't need to do that to be fully hidden.
 
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Pretty sure. He scares really easily (as in someone walking on the other side of the room easily) and wasn't moving at all, even when being touched. I initially thought I was going to be pulling out a dead pleco, but once I broke away some of the wood, he got out of there as fast as possible.
 
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