This is Plecky.
Plecky is a Rubbernose Pleco, and he has been pestering me to write about him on my blog for months.
Plecos are a kind of catfish, and they suck. Literally. Plecky doesn’t do much swimming around our tank; during he day, he prefers to adhere himself to the glass with his big funny mouth and sit there all day long. (He is nocturnal, so who knows what he does when we’re sleeping.)
Plecky is a little misanthropic—he doesn’t like us looking at him. If you get in his range of sight, he’ll flap around a bit and find a new place to sit, usually stuck right to the front of the tank, where he can’t see you anymore. (And to him, this means that you can’t see him anymore, either.)
But that just means that we get a great view of his fascinating underside!
According to my fish expert husband, Plecky won’t get too much bigger than 3 inches long. Most pleco species get much bigger, however, so it’s important to do your research before bringing home one of these cute little guys!