I have had a bristle nose pleco for about 3 years. His name is festus. He was adorable and tiny when we first brought him home. The issue is that I already had a traditional pleco and I thought he seemed lonely so I asked the fish salespeople at the store if a traditional and a bristle would get along and of course they said that they would. Needless to say festus was sweet the first year or so while he was still tiny, but as soon as he started to grow and sprouted his bristles, he turned into a little . He's only about 4 inches long and maybe an inch thick, and our traditional, sammy, dwarfs festus, as he's nearly double his size, but festy bullies him endlessly, steals all his food, and aggressively attacks him constantly. I can't keep letting him ruin my sweet sammys life so I wanted to ask...is there anyone near the far northeast (edgewater) side of Chicago who would be willing to come adopt festus and give him a good home? Or would he be able to survive if I were to release him into lake michigan? Please let me know.