Plecos Are Nose Down And Tail Up

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Plecos Are Nose Down And Tail Up

jumper
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Nov 18 2017, 12:10 PM #1

I have 2 Plecos one is 15" and the other is 14", and they're in a 150g tank.I was wondering why as of the last 2 days they are nose down and tail up.Should I be concerned about this?
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Robyn
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Nov 19 2017, 01:44 AM #2

That's a nice, big tank! I'm guessing you have other fish in there, maybe cichlids? Are the plecos like that all the time or just sometimes? Is this while they are sucking on things or free floating? If they are free floating like that, it's not normal. Have you checked your water parameters lately (pH, ammonia, nitrite)? How long have you had the plecos? I presume you do regular tank maintenance.

While sucking or sleeping (usually sucked on to something), they can pretty much be in any position but it shouldn't be always an uncomfortable one. My Plecy is 23 years old, and he/she sleeps during the day flat on the ground in a cave and comes out at night to find food. He's really too big to eat algae so he eats sinking algae wafers, sinking shrimp pellets, and cucumbers.
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