View Full Version : Now I have a pair

11-09-2008, 01:21 AM
I picked this guy out of my LFS tank today.


He is skinny and shy. I think he was purchased and returned.

11-09-2008, 08:52 AM
awwww cute:19:

11-09-2008, 03:17 PM
I do like pleco..

This guy needed a good home.

This is a better shot to give you an idea of his condition. He color is a wierd.. hes pink and brown instead of black and grey.


A couple days in good water and some good food and he should be fine.. these are tough little buggers.

11-09-2008, 10:31 PM
They usually go a light brown to pinky colour when extreamly stressed, he should return to his normal really dark colours as soon as he settles in. They are very shy creatures and by trying to find him you will just stress him out more, best is to just leave him alone for 7 to 10 days with no sudden movements or waterchanges. Feed him lots of vedgies and he should plump out nicely. I bought my male from my LFS and he was half dead, really skinny and stuck in a tank with 3 comman plecs of atleast 10" each. The tank was no bigger than 80lt. Now he is fat and plump and he and my female has a new bunch of fry every 3 weeks. Just by the way, I only had him for 4 weeks before the first spawn so beware fry will follow soon and lots of them but the are just so damm cute!

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/507/thumbs/DSC03723.JPG (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=9662)http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/507/thumbs/DSC03721.JPG (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=9663)

11-10-2008, 12:32 AM
I doubt I could bother him much. There are so many hiding places built into that tank.

Besides, I'm out of town for several days.

The female just came alive when I put her in my tank. After about 1 hour of hiding she went after the algea that was all over my tank. She hasn't been shy at all. She has figured out the feeding procedure and schedule and joins the rest of my fish at dinner time.

If the fry make it past the cory and loaches, they are welcome to the table too. My LFS will definetly take the young in trade.

11-10-2008, 01:30 AM
kool he looks awsome :19:

11-10-2008, 04:39 AM
Thats good! He should settle in nicely by the time you get back. My female is the same, she is really all over the place and not shy at all but the male is the total oppisite. As for the cory and loaches they make good tank mates most my fry servive trough them and grow well. You could always put the eggs in a frysaver with dad untill the eggs are hatched and that way you could keep a close eye on them.