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Old 08-09-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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What to feed my Plecostomus?

My Plecostomus has now cleaned every spec of visable alge from my tank, Now how do I keep him (or her?) well fed?
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An algae tablet or two a night should do the trick. Also, once every couple of weeks or so, you can throw a piece of zuchiini or cucumber in there as a treat.
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i usually only do with the algae wafer. the zuccini breaks down to fast and looks like slime after like a day. but they do like it though
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Broccoli! It holds up much better than zuchinni, though mine do prefer zuchinni. I've never had a piece of that long enough for it to decompose, LOL
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I use TetraMin Variety wafersit's a versatile mix for algae-eaters and bottom feeders.
They seem to love it.
I also use zuchinni.
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Anybody else noticed that brocolli really makes the tanks smell horrible? The moment I put the stuff in the water, the whole room starts to smell of decomposing brocolli...

Also, I've noticed that many plecs won't take the brocolli at all... My Zonancistrus sp. won't touch the stuff, and (understandably) my Hypancistrus won't touch it either.

I do get better results with squash and zucchini, but the mess is terrible!
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I feed mine catfish pellets. Had it for a year and its nearly doubled in size!
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I feed mine catfish pellets. Had it for a year and its nearly doubled in size!
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I feed my pleco Hikari Algae Wafers.

"The Japanese make the best everything- Chinese just mass produce it."
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They're not fussy eaters, and will eat most kind of sinking pellets, like algae wafers, sinking wafers, sinking pellets, bloodworms, cucumber, etc...
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