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Pleco food

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by Russ2123, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Russ2123

    Russ2123 New Member

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    I have a plecostmus and I worry that he doesn't have enough food my tank has no algae but it doesn't eat the algae wafers.

     
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    Hi

    This is all the stuff you can feed a pleco. Veggies are important in their diet
    I feed mine
    Omega One Veggie Rounds
    Hikari Algae Wafers
    Kens veggie sticks.
    Blood worm
    Brine shrimp
    Every now and again a tiny bit of OX heart
    New Life Spectrum Thera Plus pellets.

    And they need fresh veggies.
    This is a list of vegetables and fruit that are popular with most plecs.

    Zucchini/Courgette
    Cucumber
    Peas (deshelled)
    Sweet Potato
    Green Beans
    Melon/Melon rind

    Aubergine/Egg plant
    Avocado
    Broad Beans
    Broccoli/Stalk
    Butternut Squash+ other squash
    Capsicum/Bell pepper(not the hot ones)
    Cauliflower/Stalk
    Carrot
    Coconut
    Grapes
    Kale/Collard Greens
    Kiwi Fruit
    Lettuce
    Lima Beans
    Mango
    Mushroom (common plecs and goldspots love mushroom)let it float,they will reach it.
    Papaya
    Potato
    Pumpkin
    Spinach
    Sprouts
    Swede
    Tomato
    Yam
     
  3. JustinGatCat

    JustinGatCat New Member

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    My bristlenose pleco loves Hikari Bottom feeder wafers. Driftwood is also an important part in their diet, as it adds fiber. It's fine if you don't, as you can supplement with plenty of fresh veggies like cucumbers or romaine lettuce.
     
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    Will this affect my water levels?
     
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    Not if you take it out after 4 or 5 hours.

    Plecos need veggies if you dont feed them right they will get sick and die.
     
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    When are you feeding? Plecos are more active at night, if I were you I'd feed just before you go to bed so that the room in which your tank is located will be in total darkness. I rarely see my pleco feed in the day time, he will only consume bloodworm during lights on. Anything else I feed last thing at night is always gone in the morning.
     
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    My Bn's have no probs being fed during lights on, basically if they dont come out they miss out. I normally put veg in for them about 4 PM and take it out before I go to bed.
     

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