He could have been. I returned the fish for the 30 day guarantee, and wasn't going to get anything else, until I saw they had some albino bn plecos in stock, which is rare (the Petco I bought the first one from isn't my normal Petco, its about a 30 min drive away). So... instead of a money back exchange, I got a fish swap. Dead fish for live fish. So, I'm trying again. This time, I'm going to put him in something smaller for a couple days to keep track of where he is and if he's eating.