This was my experience with gold nuggets.At least he hasn't died randomly as far as you know of.
I know the feeling of having a nice pleco you never see. I have a vampire that I've seen maybe 3 times.
I picked this guy up today. I haven't owned many plecos, mostly bristlenoses, but have really been looking at them alot lately. I saw this one on my weekly petstore trip and decided to try it out. Anyone else have one?