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 10-19-2013, 03:27 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Jamestown, NY
Posts: 32
Arrow Pleco with camoflage

Hi fish friends,

If I succeeded, I attached a very bad picture of one of my Plecos.

The most important thing about him is that I have seen this pleco turn on its camouflage. It try's to look like a rock. I will try to get a few more pictures to post about him, later on. Within 3 flashes of the camera, he turned from a handsome fish into an ugly fish. He made several large white area (as if he had his scales removed). At first, I had thought that he was being picked on and I then moved him to a very safe tank.

He changed - right in front of my eyes. I was shocked! Has anyone else every heard of a pleco that can apply camouflage?

kitty2234
__________________

__________________
kitty2234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
krissssssy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 44
My bristle nose changes. Sometimes he is the normal brown spotty colour and then 10 minutes later he has patches of ligter and darker colours. Then back to normal.

Also, can't see a photo.
__________________

__________________
My pride and joy - https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...nk-278910.html
krissssssy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Canary bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tenerife, ES
Posts: 586
I have a sail fin he does the same, more so now I have sand , when he comes out for his breakfast he's very pale and changes colour as he's eating his shrimp wafer very cool ...
__________________
I Love Anglefish
Canary bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Jamestown, NY
Posts: 32
Hi Fish Friends,

I noticed that after I tried to attach the photo, that the photo did not upload with the words. I do not think that it was a good photo anyways. I will try to get more pictures of him (I think it is a him). I know that I paid extra money for him. I am thinking that I might try to bring him back to the store, for identification.

I was at a tropical fish auction, recently; and they could not think of any Plecos that use camouflage.

kitty2234
__________________
kitty2234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
krissssssy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 44
Mine is a bristlenose. In this photo you can (hopefully) vaguely see the lighter patches. It's usually only at night she has this.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20131030_200410.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	65.8 KB
ID:	205004
__________________
My pride and joy - https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...nk-278910.html
krissssssy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 06:59 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
several things cause this. 2 of which are stress and night time hiding habits. the camera flash prob startles him and scares him, which causes his color to change. as for it happening at night, its fairly common for fish to alter their coloration/hue at night in an attempt to blend in. if you ever get the chance, watch a saltwater tank when the lights first come on. usually the fish will look pale and sick but in actuality they where just responding naturally to the darkness.
__________________

__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
age, plec, 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








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:38 PM.


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