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Tough bristlenose
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I wish I had kept yesterday's Metro for reference. 

A man has been charged with animal cruelty after he poured fabric conditioner into his partner's tank when she broke up with him. All her tropical fish died - except one, a bristlenose catfish.

Obviously disgusting behaviour on the guy's side, yet it made me smile that the little plec managed to survive the ordeal. And, somehow, I was not surprised that it would be a b/n.
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horrible behavior! But well done to the plec. Smells like Lenor to boot!
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Guy needs stringing up by his neck......  Angry
If at first you don't succeed....
...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
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plankton Wrote:Guy needs stringing up by his neck......  Angry

I agree. Exclamation
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#karma will find him 🤬
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I suggest waterboarding with lenor.
What a horrible thing to do, glad he got charged!
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(24-08-2019, 12:53 PM)fr499y Wrote: horrible behavior! But well done to the plec. Smells like Lenor to boot!

Have you read the article, too? I think it actually was Lenor he poured in...not that that makes any difference.
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(24-08-2019, 01:14 PM)plankton Wrote: Guy needs stringing up by his neck......  Angry
We don't know his partner.

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On which act will he be charged?
I don't argue with it happeniny, but I always doubt if there will be any charge.

Some time ago in the US was charged cause he kept his cichlid in a bad way.
Yeah right.

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I was trying to speculate on why it is that the Ancistrus survived this, albeit probably not unscathed.

Could it be that one or more of the most toxic components of fabric softener doesn't mix with water very well, or at all, and is less dense? A primarily bottom-dwelling fish might then escape the worst effects, for a while at least. I looked at the likely ingredients and - yes - there are some that look as though they may fit the bill, oils and so on. I couldn't be bothered to delve any further though.

If the fish was enclosed in a cave at the time, that would protect it from some exposure, too, one might think.  Ancistrus have much thicker skin than many other fish (in the 'bushymouth' Ancistrus it's up to three times as thick) ; that might be a factor.


Anecdote time ...

The same source for that last factoid also offered another. Previously I'd been fascinated as to how exactly my 'lurking' fish knew that there was food around : could they smell it?  I tried to fool my Liquorice Gourami by taking the cover off the tank well in advance and then creeping slowly silently up to a tank, checking as best I could that they couldn't possibly see me or the food I then added. It never worked!

Later I discovered that fish have external taste buds. Some fish, such as Cyprinids, have their entire bodies covered in them. In others, taste buds can be more numerous on barbels or long fins. So fish can taste their food long before they see it, rather than smell it : six of one and half-a-dozen of the other, I suppose.

Anyway, the source I looked at remarked that Ancistrus unusually appear to have very few taste buds on their bodies ; it speculated that there may be concentrations of them on the head-bristles. It kind of makes sense that a fish that may spend long periods in caves and nooks (and indeed crannies) would have little need to taste with its tail.

Well, at least I whiled away the tea-break in the cricket!
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