i have a 75 ca cichlid tank....and i want to add a pleco. i want it to be not shy....as i have one that does nothing but hide. in the 2.5 years i've had him, i think i can count on one hand, how many times i've seen him....without rearranging and scaring him out of hiding. it's a shame because he is so pretty. i think he's an L129, or L340. i can't tell which. i have a long finned BN in my other tank...and he is out most of the time. which i like...because he's very handsome. ;D i'd like something other than a BN, if possible, and something a bit bigger too. maybe in the 8-10 inch range. can anyone give me some ideas? plant eaters are ok, as this is not a planted tank. thanks =] also i know there are some pretty expensive plecs out there....i'd like to stay under 40.