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Old 10-14-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Pleco question

My 10" common pleco has a black circle on its head looks like its just changing colors is it normal?
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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Posting a picture would probably help a whole lot. I don't have any plecos so I have no idea, sorry. I hope someone can help you out
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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I have two bristle nose plecs that get different coloured patches on it, but looks like nothing to worry about. The patches on mine are paler, as mine are pretty dark plecs.
I'm not concerned about the patches on mine but posting a pic if you can would be best I think
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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Most plecos change colour depending on mood, surroundings or territorial display its perfectly normal just keep an eye on it to make sure it isn't red or inflamed or furry looking.
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Bad picture because i was in a hurry but it looks just like color change to me
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Yea bad picture so it's hard to say but it doesn't look like anything to worry about.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:12 PM   #7
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Ok will his whole body turn black or just his head?
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #8
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I'm not sure I have never owned a bristle nose myself but I would think the whole colour would change unless the head changes as they start to get "bristles"?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #9
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I'm not sure I have never owned a bristle nose myself but I would think the whole colour would change unless the head changes as they start to get "bristles"?
Its a common
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #10
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Oh sorry lol the pattern in the pic looks like a bristle nose... Then I would say yea they darken up at they grow because I have a baby one and its a light colour ATM but I have only ever seen the bigger ones almost black or my gibbiceps always changes colour depending on the colour he's resting on maybe it could be that but I haven't seen this with my common yet.
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