How in the hell do I get a pleco out of an ornament? I have decided to take down my tank and have found homes for all the fish, but I can't for the life of me get this pleco out of this ornament in the tank. It's a long finned bristlenose pleco, he's quite pretty for a pleco. I hardly ever see the booger, the second he sees any movement he goes into this ornament. It's one of those stupid ones that looks like a stump with roots going down and he can get into the parts that look like roots and I can't get to him at all. He can get out on his own, but I can't get him out. Any suggestions would be truly appreciated!