Plecos adapt so well!!!! Mine did NOT like moving again. I have a roomie, so we (by we I mean me!) moved ALL the tanks to my room, that were in the spare, and I did over...80...100...160...220.... gallons of water with a bucket -.- I seriously need that python/easy hose.
Anyways, the pleco is now with Brad the oscar in the 80 gallon Also getting hit with that pleco tail feels like a whip o_o owey.
He stick you yet? Pleco spines hurt
Open your eyes
Now is the time
To rise up
With darkness we'll still shine
I rescued a pleco in similar conditions, it was in a 30 gallon but was 18 inches long. Poor thing just stayed curled up in the corner since there wasnt room to move. It had been in that tank for over 5 years, pretty sure never cleaned.
I had my brother wrestle him down, there was no way I could have done it LOL. There was also a bala shark in there that kept jumping up and hitting him in the face XD
I dont have a tank thats big enough for a pleco (boo apartments!) so I gave him to my lfs whose owner I'm friends with. The pleco lives in a large pond now :D