Before I get into it though, let me start with Joe. Joe the Pleco, also known as Joe the 6th, as he is the 6th pleco I have had in my life. Joe is a plecostomus, also known as, "that sucker fish that eats the algae in your fishtank.
So I've had Joe for about a decade or so. He's been a good pleco. When I worked in the pet industry, I sold a bunch of them. However, when I showed the plecos to a woman who was new to having fish as pets, she freaked out as to how "ugly" they were.
I told her I thought they were like some breeds of dogs that were so ugly they were cute. You know, like a bulldog with an underbite. So ugly, but you want to talk baby talk to them all the time.
So back to the shower. I was thinking about how they were ugly/cute, and that they would make a good plushie. Then it occurred to me that if I'm thinking it, someone has already done it and put it on the internet. And you know what? Yep, it happened.
A company called Green Pleco beat me to the punch. But I can't be mad, they have done a great job.
You know what would be great? A pleco plushie that is around two feet long, and part pillow/part stuffed animal. I think the kids would love it. I have to admit that I feel better just knowing that these plushies are out there.