Pleco Bloated Or Fat?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Onlyashes, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Onlyashes

    Onlyashes Valued Member Member

    Hey guys does my pleco look super bloated or just fat?
     

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  2. Goldfishfreak

    Goldfishfreak Valued Member Member

    Kind of just looks fat mine gets like that sometimes. Try not feed him for a bit and see if he gets skinnier! Should only take a few days if he's only fat.
     
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    Onlyashes

    Onlyashes Valued Member Member

    It was after I dropped a algae waffer in I was just like jeeze he's huge
     
  4. fissh

    fissh Well Known Member Member

    It looks like a gravid female.
     
  5. Goldfishfreak

    Goldfishfreak Valued Member Member

    Yah I would just give him no food and see what happens.

    It could be I never thought of that. But I have little experience with that as my plecos are males
     
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  6. Professor Catfish

    Professor Catfish New Member Member

    Looks like a healthy plump ole pleco in my experience. Any behaviour abnormalities?
     
  7. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    A little fat, but looks like a female so that can account for the extra chubby look - hold off regular food for a day or two to see if it goes down.
     
  8. OP
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    Onlyashes

    Onlyashes Valued Member Member

    Yea it's a female bristlenose with no bristles I'm pretty sure I have a male in another tank and they look exactly the same but one has bristles and one dosnt
     




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