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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question HELP!! Lost plec!

It has completely baffled me but it seems my new Bristlenose, Whickers, is missing! I only got him yesterday but today is water change day and I always take all my decor out so I can swish the sand and vacuum the sand. It struck me as I was removing the decor that he was no where to be seen so I gently took out the cave and had a look but I can't see him! I frantically opened the filter up but nope he's not stuck in there (I dunno hw I thought a 2 inch fish could fit through a gap just a few millimetres but stranger things have happened! I'm really worried, I mean he has to be in there somewhere! I am BAFFLED! Is there anything I can do to lure him frm his hiding place. There isn't many places he can be but if he's alive I want reassurance and if he's dead I'll need to find him so not to cause damage to the water quality.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 01:04 PM
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Did you accidentally Vacuum him? Or under Sand? I have no idea of a Pleco's behavior. Never had one before. Need to learn more about them, I guess. If he IS hiding somewhere, you could lure him with some Veggies, right?
Do they even eat Vegetables? *I Feel Stupid* If they do, find Veggies that they REALLY like. Maybe Cucumber? O.o

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Never mind, Whickers came out tonight. Didn't stay for long because the corys were being excited right next to him/her. Was nice to know he's alive! Had nothing to worry about! Although, I'm still baffled where he disapeared to.

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My baby Pleco did the SAME exact thing. Britts would disappear for DAYS! and then suddenly emerge. It was crazy! I nicknamed it Waldo cuz I would spend so much time looking for it! haha

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He must have been in a spot in the cave where you couldn't see him. Is the inside of the cave the same color as the fish?

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basically that was it, i found his secret spot later when I changed the decor around

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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The cave is long so it's dark in there. I mainly panicked because the cave was out of water for a minute or 2 before I realised he must be in there! He's fine thankfully and chomping through my algae.

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I shook mine first so he jumped out haha

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I have a pleco. He tried hiding in a castle too small for him -smh- and they are rather.....skittish....and strong when bigger!

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