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Lost and Found

Discussion in 'Bottom Dwellers' started by MonteSS, Nov 18, 2011.

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    Saw a nice Royal Pleco at the LFS about 2 months ago. About 3" and $20. I have not had great luck with fancy plecos, but decided to give it a shot.

    Put it in the less aggressive 75g SA comunity. Well I never saw it again. I figured it died. Well last night I saw it feeding amongst the rocks! I knew they were shy but wow.

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    Isn't it amazing that you can "lose" something in a relatively small aquarium? I've done the same thing with plecos. Turn the tank upside down looking for one and thought him dead, only to see him live and kicking later on.
     
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    Bill, look behind and under the driftwood and you will likely spot your royal. I had not seen my L114 for nearly two months until I fed live bloodworms. Then he suddenly emerged and was larger than when last I saw him.
     
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    I have the same experience with plecos and raphael cats. I can remember putting a raphael in my tank when I was a kid and not ever seeing it again until I drained the tank years later...
     
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    I "lost" the rainbow babies I stole recently from mom and dad and put in a 20G grow out tank. could not find them anywhere. But learning from past experience, I continued to feed the "empty" tank with Fry Bites and voila! I recently spotted SIX babies scooting around the substrate.
     
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    HAHAAA ME TOO! I THOUGHT MY RAPHEAL DIED THEN FOUND HIM WHEN I DRAINED AND CLEANED MY TANK. HE WAS HALF BURIED AND BIGGER THEN BEFORE. HE HAD BEEN EATING AND HIDING WELL. :p
     
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    I love Royals! Make sure there's driftwood in the tank for them to munch on!
     
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    One time in my 55 I dropped in a 2" common plecostomus and three months later after tearing apart the tank countless times I see this 6" plecostomus on the glass! Never been so excited over a lost fish lol

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    The plecostomus, the stealthy ninja of the aquarium world.
     
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    Lol

    -Andrew
     
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    I like it! :)
     

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