We needed a pleco in our 55 gallon tank, and since I knew my clown would soon outgrow the 12 gallon tank he was housed in, we decided to move him and find a small pleco for the Eclipse. I decided on a pitbull pleco, since they get no bigger than 2 inches. Trouble was, nobody had one.
Well, this past weekend, we found our pitbull! He was in a tank of blue phantom plecos who were much larger than he was. An employee at the store remembered that we had asked about one last month, and when he saw us there on Saturday asked if we still wanted one. Turns out they had him all along, but he was so small he had been overlooked. He had seen him a few days prior when doing a water change.
I thought I was simply trading one hiding pleco for another, since the employee had to overturn every piece of driftwood in the tank to find this little guy again. But when we let him out of the bag, he immediately latched on to the glass. He hasn't hidden since!
Here's a picture--he's so tiny!