View Full Version : albino bristlenose escaped??

07-28-2011, 08:02 PM
I had a bristle for about 3-4wks and looked fit and healthy, few days ago I couldnt find it in the tank anywhere and was alarmed to find it on the floor dead at the back of the tank?
The tank has a hood/sliding glass and is always covered- only way it could have got out was a gap where the wires enter the tank for filter etc. It would have had to climb out the water and then dive out the hole at the back!? I never thoughht this could have been possible!
Anyone heard of this- what was it doing up there- it did occasionaly sit on top of the filter at top of tank but never would have expected it to do this????

07-28-2011, 08:04 PM
How long have you had your tank? Have you tested your water? Plecos are known to jump if the water quality is poor...

07-28-2011, 08:32 PM
That is too bad sorry for the loss.

07-30-2011, 01:30 AM
I've lost BN and Synodontis that swam up the outflow from a hob filter, then landed on the glass tops instead of back into the tank on the return trip.