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my pleco is on the bottom of the tank, then it shoots up straight up, and hits the glass top of my tank, it does this all day long.. like its trying to make itself retarded.. wtf is going on? does this happen 2 u guys?
 

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Sounds like there's not enough oxygen dissolved in his tank's water.
I'd add an air stone, or place the outlet of a filter at surface height (a moving water surface increases aeration of the water).

I've had pleco's that did the same: after making sure the water contained more oxygen, everything was fine again.
 

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Brendan said:
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anyways, I agree with judazz, add an airstone, or powerhead. What type of filter is on the tank.
 

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Mine does it also sometimes but I do have an airstone.
But I think it`s better to put in a powerhead also, for the circulation.
 

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I think malice had the right idea the pleco is making itself retarded!
n e way did u add the air or powerhead yet? How big is the tank vs the size of the pleco. The only fish I have ever had that were jumping out and hitting the top were overcrowded or to large for their home!!! That may play a role as well? just a thought
 
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