Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-19-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tiguardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Devon, Uk
Posts: 339
Bristlenose Pleco Behaviour

One of my Bristlenose Pleco has a very strange habit of sleeping flat on her back! She is normally in her favourite log, often suckered to the top, sort of hanging upside down. On a few occasions now I have found her in the same position, but not attached, laying on her back on the bottom, mouth moving like normal.

The first time I saw her like this it freaked me out! But when another fish goes near her she flips over a scoots off!

Anyone else seen this behaviour in their Plecs? My others don't do it & she seems fine. Very odd
__________________

__________________
Be happy, enjoy every day & appreciate those around you
tiguardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 64
I've seen my l333 do the same thing twice before, had me really worried, it was ages ago and hes still here, healthy as ever..... I think they just fall off when having a nap lol
__________________

__________________
CharlieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 02:39 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tiguardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Devon, Uk
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieB
I've seen my l333 do the same thing twice before, had me really worried, it was ages ago and hes still here, healthy as ever..... I think they just fall off when having a nap lol
I think you're right, it's just not a position you expect to see them in, is it! I often find my Clown loaches laying in weird and wonderful locations, looking 'dead'. It really freaks you out sometimes lol
__________________
Be happy, enjoy every day & appreciate those around you
tiguardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 04:52 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
itschromesteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Jupiter, florida
Posts: 121
My albino bn does this all the time and then I turn on the light to check if he is okay and he freaks out and hides under his driftwood. I'm always certain he is gonna be dead but its not half as bad as my betta who now has a habit of sleeping upside down against the filter intake. He doesnt get sucked up he just lays there on purpose haha
__________________
itschromesteel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 03:41 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tiguardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Devon, Uk
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by itschromesteel
My albino bn does this all the time and then I turn on the light to check if he is okay and he freaks out and hides under his driftwood. I'm always certain he is gonna be dead but its not half as bad as my betta who now has a habit of sleeping upside down against the filter intake. He doesnt get sucked up he just lays there on purpose haha
Lol. They like to pull at our heart strings & keep us on our toes!
__________________
Be happy, enjoy every day & appreciate those around you
tiguardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
behaviour, bristlenose, pleco

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rehomimg common pleco Tigroscr Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 08-18-2011 11:19 PM
Pleco & Bristle Nose Catfish Fin Issues... :( wrmiller Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 8 08-04-2011 10:16 PM
Medusa bristlenose pleco 5x5 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 7 08-03-2011 04:44 PM
Clown Pleco Missing From Day 1 exime Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 06-28-2011 10:04 PM
Gold Nugget Vs Bristlenose Pleco 5x5 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 06-28-2011 08:39 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.