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fishyinpa 01-23-2011 11:17 AM

Pale bn pleco
So I bought another plec. I moved my fish from qt to their respective homes,so this new guy plus 5 panda corys are in qt now. I acclimated these guys for like over 2 hours. The pandas seem to be doing just fine. But the plec is still a little pale. It's in splotches not pale all over. Just wondering if he will be okay??thanks.
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aunt kymmie 01-23-2011 11:20 AM

Can you post a pic? If the BN is being kept on a very light colored surface (white sand, bare bottom tank) it would make sense to me that he is "washing" out to blend in better with his surroundings.

jeaninel 01-23-2011 12:40 PM

Yeah, if you can post a pic. But I remember my BN did that when I first got him. Took him a day or two til he got settled in for the splotchiness to go away and reveal his beautiful spots.

fishyinpa 01-23-2011 06:06 PM

Hmm that makes sense. I do have sand substrate in there,plus the wood has light areas. If i see him sometime soon I will try and get a picture lol. He is good at hiding,soon as I turn the kitchen light on he is gone.

fishyinpa 01-23-2011 07:44 PM

lorax84 01-25-2011 03:25 PM

Looks normal to me. I have sand tanks and my BN get a little lighter and darker depending on what they are laying against. I personally would not sweat it unless he isn't eating or is acting odd.

fishyinpa 01-25-2011 05:49 PM

Yeah he is looking a lot better now. Guess it just took him a few days to settle. Thanks!!
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Christople 01-26-2011 06:41 PM

yah this happened to me and now he is jsut fine

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