View Full Version : bristlenose hiding

Jenni E
02-08-2007, 11:29 AM
I have recently set up a 55g tank., which is currently stocked with 4 neon tetras, 2 kuhli loaches and 1 bristlenose.

As you can imagine as the tank has only been going for 3 weeks (it is about 1/4 planted) there is not much if any algae. Since the kuhli's were introduced about a week after the bristlenose, he has taken to hiding.

He is currently in the java fern. I know this because I saw his tail tonight. 2 days ago I saw him sucking the glass. Should I be worried.

02-08-2007, 01:46 PM
Not at all. Plecos are very shy and will always hide unless it is dark. Make sure you vary his diet a little with some algae wafers and fresh vegetables. Also, make sure you have enough hiding spots for him! Good luck!

02-08-2007, 02:29 PM
My bristlenose has his own ornament that he hides in. He is so attached to it, that when I moved him from my 55g to my 10g, I had to move him IN the ornament. I tried everything I could think of to get him out, even holding the thing out of the water for a minute. He wouldn't budge. I only see him in the evenings, but if I use the flash on the camera and take a pic of the ornament, you can see him sitting just inside.

02-08-2007, 02:47 PM
they hide because they're nocturnal. nothing to worry about. my u.d. cats do the same thing.

02-08-2007, 09:34 PM
most upside down cats and plecos are nocturnal

02-09-2007, 03:45 AM
all are...

02-10-2007, 07:53 PM
makes sense that all are, except for blind ones!

02-11-2007, 07:29 AM
.. haha yea