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Why is my pleco hanging out in my airstone bubbles

23118 Views 13 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  1958cyclist
I keep seeing my pleco sitting on the glass right next to my airstone. I know they like currents but do I need to worry about the bubble entering his gills or anything like that? I forget what species he is I got it at the LFS and will post a picture when I get around to it. He isn't supposed to get very big and is brownish with black spots. I thought he was a rubbernose, pretty sure it isn't a bristlenose.
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I don't think the bubbles will bother your pleco.
I've never had a problem with mine getting aggressive with my fish, and he shares the bottom of the tank with 5 khuli loaches. No one has ever picked on him either.
I might warn you though, if I don't give mine enough algae wafers he resorts to eating my plants which i am not a fan of. I'm not sure if rubbernose plecos have the same problem, mine is a marble sailfin. Just a heads up though.
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