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I don't know much about plecos, the one in my tank has white blotches all over him, I have a heater guard so its not from that, is this normal? or is he sick and I should take him out so my P doesn't get whatever he has? Here's a pic.

http://pictures.care2.com/view/2/435603838

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joey'd is da man
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sounds normal to me, mine fades like this also.
is it still active, and eating?
and is it new?
 

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I guess you should have posted it in the disease forum, but what the hell...

I don't know if this is normal coloration: I know pleco's will change color, to blend into their environment (for example: black gravel results in very dark, sometimes even pitchblack pleco's). My own pleco's have different colorations as well, changing from time to time. But yours has an odd coloration.
Is he behaving and eating normal?

Sorry, I can't help you...

btw: isn't this the pleco that you have beaten up by Flipper?
 

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my pleco has white patches on him as well i was also curious about that but at my last lfs visit i noticed some fairly large plecos whith the same white patches. i'm sorry i can't tell you. but at least your not alone.hopefully some expierenced pleco keeper can help us out
 

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I don't know about being active, he usually just sits and sucks in one spot until my P bothers him, so I guess so. I throw in an algae wafer once every day or so, and they disappear, so I imagine he's eating them, ive never seen it though. And I have had him for about 3 weeks. Thanks, I was just worried for my P is all.

Judazz, I would have posted it in the disease forum, but I thought this was more appropriate, as its a pleco, not a piranha. and flipper doesn't bother this one too much, in the beginning he did, but he's chill now, which makes me
 

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Yea i think he is ok, they realy are not avtive fish i meen you dont see them swiming all over the place, i mainly see them sittn and eating, i think he is ok :smile:
 

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if it is still behaving as usual I would think that it is normal, usually if it was to have a desiese from the fish shop, you would have known all about it after 3 weeks.
sometimes fish change their colors as they change their mood, also I am surprised you don't see the pleco eating the algea wafer, but I wouldn't worry about it, plecos do very well off the natural algea and leftovers.

as for the larger plecos in fish shops, they are probbably stressed because small tanks or the large fish sharing a tank.
or they might not be commen plecos.
 

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I got it from a pleco expert from another site, that its just trying to blend in with the gravel, so im not worried anymore, thanks for your input though.
 

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giovanni82 said:
I got it from a pleco expert from another site, that its just trying to blend in with the gravel, so im not worried anymore, thanks for your input though.
judazzz said:
I don't know if this is normal coloration: I know pleco's will change color, to blend into their environment (for example: black gravel results in very dark, sometimes even pitchblack pleco's).
Thanks for being so discreet
 
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