Well he turned into your typical 'he' pleco and avoids me as much as possible. I know where he hangs out so i can always find him but he is extremely skittish. I have some female L208 in another aquarium and they are a bit more bold.Pretty pleco! He's worth keeping supplied with incredible shrinking wood every couple years. Is he still so out & about during "lights on"?
I had an L333 that was like that - would have his face in a coconut shell and 90% of his body out side the shell ('cept at night when he would fully crawl in; problem wasn't size - just a behavior thing i guess).Even I could see his tail sticking out of the cholla cave, but thanks for the circling, lol. I love it that plecos can have just their eyes hidden & the other 85% of them is showing, like the fish version on ostriches.
Your stebai cory doesn't seem too shy but maybe he could tell he wasn't the focus fish. My aeneus corys would be more shy if the females weren't so fat they can't swim away very fast. The 1 fry survivor is not at all shy, that's how I can tell which male he is. I think he's sending me Vulcan mind meld food thoughts (worms or pellets now!! but maybe with a flirty wink in case that works better...it might )