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  1. #1

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    Coming home from work I noticed something kind of interesting today. I've done some adjustment and removal of fish / plants, but this was the first time that I saw my relatively new pleco sitting ON the airstone:



    Has anyone seen this before? Is this an indication that he's not getting enough air in the water, or simply that he likes to float around in bubbles? He eats plenty, and currently he is sharing the entire 29G with just a couple of Amano shrimp.

    Also, is there any way to identify what kind of Pleco he is? I know that there are many types. Here is a better picture of him, and I've tried to see if I can narrow it down but no luck:



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    it should be fine and it looks like an avocado pleco
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    Hello,
    Hmm, not sure what kind of pleco, but it should be just fine. It is possible that it likes the bubbles under him/her :)

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    looks like my bristlenose.

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    Looks exactly like my bristlenose, too :)

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    Probably finds some tasty algae on the bubbler. My wall gets green algae on it all the time... My apple snail eats till shell fills up, then flys up and lands in the front of the tank.

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    Ok, thanks everyone. I'm just trying to do some more specific research on him, as I've had him for a couple months now and he isn't growing very fast. Not sure if I'm not feeding him enough or if he just doesn't like something else going on in the tank.

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    many species of pleco grow very very slow. I wouldn't worry about him not growing much just yet...

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    looks almost like my rubber-nose. Hes sucking on everything, getting dirt off.
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