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post #1 of 10 Old 02-20-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Bristlenose Pleco Disappeared!?

I bought a bristlenose pleco for my 75 on Thursday. Today is Saturday and s/he is gone! S/he was a little over an inch...but I scoured the whole tank, and s/he's nowhere! Do they burrow? I'm kind of really sad...I've been wanting one for so long, and I get one and it's all but disappeared!

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #2 of 10 Old 02-20-2010, 05:18 PM
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I bought 2 new ones last night for my 90g. They don't burrow but boy are they ever good at hide and seek. It is amazing what they can hang from the bottom of and mine seem to blend into anything darker. I wouldn't be surprised if yours is not just hiding

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post #3 of 10 Old 02-20-2010, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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I did find him! He was in my filter! He climbed up the output and was chilling in the chamber.

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #4 of 10 Old 02-20-2010, 06:36 PM
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Kelso, I'm glad you found him! The reason I bought an albino versus the standard was for the very reason that I thought I'd never see him. It's hard to hide when you're albino against a dark substrate/dark wood. I remember when my guy was an itty bitter. They are sooooo cute when they are that little.

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I love his little size! Actually, I got the regularly colored reason for the same reason you did, except my sand and wall are very light colored, so it makes it easier for me to see him that way...but then again, if he's noit in the tank, you won't be seeing him period!

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #6 of 10 Old 02-20-2010, 09:02 PM
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Scary scary.....that's why I say always cover everything some of them critters get SO CREATIVE it ain't even funny! Glad this had a happy end thou

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post #7 of 10 Old 02-21-2010, 10:53 AM
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Aunt Kymmie, where did you find an albino BN? I've never seen them at any of my LFS.
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-21-2010, 11:39 AM
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Aunt Kymmie, where did you find an albino BN? I've never seen them at any of my LFS.
I purchased him at my LFS. They are pretty common, at least I think they are, as all three LFS in my area carry them. I remember adding him to the tank and he was not even an inch. My loaches at that time were 5" and I was afraid for the little guy. As it turns out there was no reason to worry, they are tough little guys.

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post #9 of 10 Old 02-21-2010, 11:46 AM
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It's ashame I don't live in CA! I'll maybe have to look again but I have never seen them here. I only have 1 good LFS. There is another one (PetLand) who actually has very nice, clean tanks but their fish selection is very small. The only other Fish places in my area is Petco and PetSmart and I never even go to their fish section because it just makes me extrmely sad. You know what, I think I'll do a Google search to see if I can find another LFS to check out.

UPDATE: Found another LFS about 15 minutes from me, family owned. Gonna go check it out today

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-21-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Scary scary.....that's why I say always cover everything some of them critters get SO CREATIVE it ain't even funny! Glad this had a happy end thou

The funny part is my output is covered! I have panty hose wrapped around it to diffuse the flow!

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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