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Trillianne
05-27-2010, 07:57 PM
So after the first pleco attempt we brought home a cute Rubberlip/Bulldog Pleco.


He's pretty much been the ninja of plecos. His hangout of choice from day one has been the underside of the in-tank canister filter. (apparently this is better than wood arches or rounded stones with hollows below them...) If you walked by and started to glance at the tank you might have been lucky to see his tail flipping back and forth as he quickly retreated to his "lair."

Slowly but surely over the past few days he's becoming less shy (either that or he's finally fully cleaned the underside of the filter!) where if you sit and watch he will come down off the filter hiding hole and even check out some of the rocks.

This morning was a coup though because... I have his picture! Its not the greatest picture, but for such a shy ninja-hiding skills pleco....
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/997/pleco.jpg

EmmanuelJB
05-27-2010, 08:11 PM
Rubber's are GREAT Plecos!

Yours look great! I actually just picked another up myself.

Trillianne
05-27-2010, 08:17 PM
Thank you!

I had to double check planetcatfish since I noticed he's darkened up and gotten "spot-stripes" on his back. At the store he was very yellow looking.

Based on all the photos there... I think this is actually his "normal happy" coloration, and he was just pale at the store. :ssmile:

EmmanuelJB
05-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Thank you!

I had to double check planetcatfish since I noticed he's darkened up and gotten "spot-stripes" on his back. At the store he was very yellow looking.

Based on all the photos there... I think this is actually his "normal happy" coloration, and he was just pale at the store. :ssmile:
My new one has spot like things on it too, that my old one didn't...

Heres a pic of my new one:
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss300/EmmanuelJB/46%20Gallon%20Aquarium/IMG_0222.jpg

My other one (the older one):
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss300/EmmanuelJB/46%20Gallon%20Aquarium/IMG_4729.jpg (Not stripes)

Yours looks perfectly normal/ healthy to me...

AlabamaFish
05-28-2010, 12:19 PM
Those are some cool looking plecs! Nice pics!