Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin USA
I have a very shy pleco in one of my well lit planted tanks. He is always looking for a good place to hide, so the other day I built him one. I got a big piece of drainage pipe, black, 4" diameter X 1' long, and put it in the tank in the corner. I figured he'd love it, but he won't go near it. I observed him put his head halfway in once or twice, then freak out and swim away. The other fish love swimming around in it, but my pleco doesn't want anything to do with the new fixture. It's been several days now, and he still hasn't warmed up to his new home. Any ideas on how to "fix" the cave?