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Justfishin17 11-16-2012 12:38 AM

Clown pleco
 
I've recently got a clown pleco for my tank however he is nocturnal. So, I haven't really seen the guy at all. Is there a way I can see him at night when he's active, mostly to see what I paid for but also to make sure he's healthy. Any ideas?

Wiggles24 11-16-2012 12:52 AM

Feed your fish in the dark. Of course make sure there is enough light in the room that u can see in the tank just make sure the tank lights r off.

Cynic 11-16-2012 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Justfishin17 (Post 2202557)
I've recently got a clown pleco for my tank however he is nocturnal. So, I haven't really seen the guy at all. Is there a way I can see him at night when he's active, mostly to see what I paid for but also to make sure he's healthy. Any ideas?

Haha, not much you can do sadly. Clown Plecos are notoriously difficult to catch out and about. I've seen mine once since I bought it a few months ago :oops:.

Lt. 11-16-2012 01:29 AM

it's the same way with my sail fin pleco, i could count on one hand how many times i've seen him since i saw him a july or august.

Justfishin17 11-18-2012 12:23 AM

Thank you all for your input. Are there any types of smaller pleco a that you suggest I could get that will be out during the day?

Lt. 11-18-2012 12:55 AM

I'm upgrading my tank soon, and as much as I like my common sailfin, he's going away and I'm getting some cories. There very active and rarely if ever hide.

HopefulHobbiest 11-19-2012 04:21 PM

just to toss my 2 cents in... i about 5 weeks ago i picked up two Albino BNP (Bristle Nose Pleco) and i see them ALL the time scooting along the bottom and up and down the glass. i've heard on this forum and also read that for some strange reason the Albino BNP are extremely active at almost all hours day or night and in my experience its very true.

they are adorable and they max out at around 6-7" (I believe) but someone else my be better suited to give a max size.


Edit - From LiveAquaria.com:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...39&pcatid=1039

it says "Bushy Nose" but i'm almost 100% positive they are they same fish, site also says max size is 4 1/2"

Raleighfishnerd 11-19-2012 04:56 PM

Try a red light I've heard most fish can't see that color I think

tarpon 11-19-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by HopefulHobbiest
just to toss my 2 cents in... i about 5 weeks ago i picked up two Albino BNP (Bristle Nose Pleco) and i see them ALL the time scooting along the bottom and up and down the glass. i've heard on this forum and also read that for some strange reason the Albino BNP are extremely active at almost all hours day or night and in my experience its very true.

they are adorable and they max out at around 6-7" (I believe) but someone else my be better suited to give a max size.

Edit - From LiveAquaria.com:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...39&pcatid=1039

it says "Bushy Nose" but i'm almost 100% positive they are they same fish, site also says max size is 4 1/2"

in my experience this is true. My BN pleco was always out and about 24/7
Also IME the Max size is more around 5 inches

Wiggles24 11-19-2012 05:26 PM

Bnp are out at all hours so are my green dragons and my red lizard whiptail!


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