Thanks. I agree the LFS is not a death sentence. There are people who donīt know how to care about fish but also many experienced people that may want a larger pleco to keep their tanks algae free.
The problem with plecos around here is that only the common plecos are regularly available, itīs very hard to find other species. Bristlenoses are impossible to find, and actually the bulldog pleco I got, itīs the first time I have seen one, so one is stuck with having to buy a small regular pleco for cleanup purposes and having to take him out when he starts getting to big.
Even ottos are pretty scarce, out of the 3 I bought I got over 3 months ago, only one survived, one dissappeared and the other died a week after during quarantine. I havenīt been able to find more ottos to keep company to my poor loner.