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Old 01-20-2022, 11:24 AM   #1
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Clown pleco not getting food?

I have a clown pleco and a betta in a tank together, and I'm worried that the clown pleco isn't eating enough. He has eaten all the algae in my tank, so I got him algae wafers but I'm having trouble getting him to eat them. I feed him at night when the betta isn't swimming around, but when I drop in the algae wafer, the betta wakes up and eats it. I try to drop it in front of the pleco, but he's too slow of an eater so he doesn't get it before the betta does. Does anyone have any advice on how to stop the betta from eating his food? Thanks!

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Get a bigger algae wafer? The ones i buy are half inch in diameter. No way a betta eats that.
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That is the size of the ones I buy, but my pleco is only about 2 inches long and it seems like too much for him, so I break them into 4ths. Do they create ammonia if they are uneaten? If not, I will start giving him the whole thing.
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Remove any uneaten food after a couple of hours.
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