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My pleco barely moves

Discussion in 'Plecos' started by lbj23, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. lbj23

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    The other day i got a common pleco and he hasnt moved from the corner of my tank. He does move a little but i heard that they usually dont stay in one spot. He also has not been eating the algae wafers. I have to get some fruits and vegetables but i havent had time yet so ive just been giving him the wafers for now. BTW he is still alive he does move a little but not much and i was wondering if someone could help me.
     
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    Most plecos are nocturnal. If you watch the tank when the lights are out, I'm sure he's all over the place.
     
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    Yea i woke up this mornin and i went over to it and he was out and then when i turned on the light he swam back into the corner. Will he ever start to come out during the day?
     
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    eventually they discover that food is out in the day, but it can take months.
     
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    Perfectly normal behavior. A lot of them will pic a spot to hang out during the day.
     
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    i have 3 and they never come out when lights are on
     
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    i also put a cucumber in the tank and he hasnt touched any of it yet.
     
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    He sounds fine. You just got him a few days ago....Give him some more time to adjust.
     
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    common plecos are hardy....mine dont move that much, always stays in one corner, but according to my experience its their typical behavior.
     
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    you can always cook him heard they make good soup ummmm yummy! ahha
     

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