View Full Version : clown pleco on side

03-12-2007, 10:04 PM
ok over the weekend i observed one of my clown plecos on it's side in it's regular hiding spot. does anyone find this odd?

03-12-2007, 10:06 PM
Nope, clowns are infamous for scaring owners like that. They are, after all, "clowns." Put your hand into the tank and move towards it. I guarentee it will speed off with a laugh and a wink :)

03-12-2007, 10:13 PM
oh yea it did and yes it scared the hell of me for a while. i started doing all kinds of water tests. i knew it wasn't dead as it was still flipping it's fins but i didn't know if anything was wrong, it had never done it before. glad to know it's normal. thanks.

03-12-2007, 10:22 PM
Its one of there capers that make them so unique, it looks so cool:thumb:

03-12-2007, 10:26 PM
yea it's looks cool now that i know it's normal. i won't be so jumpy next it does something off the wall.

03-12-2007, 10:29 PM
I also have a suckermouth catfish in the same tank as my 2 clowns, and they have grown a very tight freindship, I often see the 2 clowns lying under a log asleep with the catfish lying across the top of them both.

03-13-2007, 02:01 AM
Clown loaches love to do that sort of thing to us owners also, I have seen mine completely on their back with fins in the air just like a dog with his paws up waiting to be scratched on the belly:laugh1blue:

03-13-2007, 02:12 AM
good info i guess i'll be on the lookout for when my yoyo's do something weird.