Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-10-2010, 08:32 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 22
Plecos eats cucumbers

I have a question on how often I should keep out cucumber in my feed clips for them Plecos. My tank is spotless and I do drop some sinking pellets for them. I just dont want to do them harm by giving them too much cucumber to eat at will. Is this a problem? There are two of them in a 75 set up with some Cory cats. The Plecos are eating a slice each a day. Everyone looks happy , water is in great shape, just worried about giving them too much of a good thing and what else would you feed these guys to mix it up for them
__________________

__________________
nam69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
logansmomma1228's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,470
Send a message via Yahoo to logansmomma1228
Do you feed them the algae wafers? I think they will scavenge food off the bottom as well. Someone please correct me if I am wrong
__________________

__________________
logansmomma1228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 22
yes I throw them down on the bottom but right now they seem to like these seedless cucumbers better. I just dont want them to strave. I had these before and they died on me, now my water is perfect and I want to try and prevent that
__________________
nam69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 139
personally i replaced the cucumber when theyd finished it. mine always seemed to go and eat a bit every so often, never tried to eat it all in one go. if your worried just give them some every other day/every 3 days or so. they can go a surprising time with no food at all so i wouldnt worry about starving them. how often do you give them pellets? daily or every other day? either way this will keep them fed. the cucumbers are an additive.
__________________
Tivaala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 12:36 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 22
I have been putting shrimp pellets on the bottom as I ran out of wafers, thanks for the input
__________________
nam69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 01:04 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
jeffwisely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: washington
Posts: 149
yeah i would replace the cucumber everyother day or so. they can go quite a while with out food.
__________________

__________________
jeffwisely is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cuc, eat, pleco, plecos

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cucumbers...?? ahollland92690 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 01-05-2010 09:34 AM
Sea Cucumbers prissysmom Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 11-16-2009 10:07 AM
Cucumbers jsrdj Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 12-16-2008 01:05 AM
cucumbers clowninround Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 09-19-2005 03:59 PM
Lets talk Cucumbers! johnd4g Saltwater Reef Aquaria 19 03-03-2005 07:23 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×