Got our bristlenose pleco today! He or she gave the fish store guy quite a chase before being captured. Now she is terrified or "shy" as my 3-year old put it - not moving much now. We have turned off the main aquarium lights early, and are planning to turn off the blue LED nightlight soon. I don't think she or he realizes yet that there is a cave on the other side of the tank, and that there are other hiding places. There are lots of brown algea around. I am assuming that this fish is not moving much because she is scared from the move, right? When we got our zebra danios they were moving around a lot and exploring, but I am assuming that this is the difference in personality between danios and pleco, and that even though it is nocturnal and it is now night, being terrified causes it to not move about much. I hope she did not get injured during the capture with the net in the store! I did not see any sign of injury, and come to think of it she did move about the width of the aquarium since we got her earlier this evening, just very slowly. Now the danios were not eating much of anything for the first two days after we got them, but then perked up nicely - is about two days the amount of time we should expect the bn pleco to need to adjust as well, or is there no rule of thumb on that? I am assuming that as long as there is plenty of brown algea we should not feed it algea wafers or veggies for the next couple of days or so? Any other suggestions on how we can help her feel more at home and adjust quicker? I keep thinking of it as a "her" but I assume that at about 2inches in size it is still too early to tell, despite no bristles, right? She is cute, and we are very excited to have her.