I brought home a small sailfin plecostomus a couple days ago, about 3 inches long. I bought him some algae wafers and when I fed the other fish I would drop a wafer in for him.
One problem.. my sunburst platys. As soon as I I drop a wafer in and they're done with their fishy flakes they flock to the wafer and just eat it up. My pleco hasn't had a chance to even discover the wafers because the other fish(also two gourami but they're not as big of bullies) just eat them up.
This is giving me a few different worries and I'm not quite sure what to do. The platys are relentless, I can't just scare them away because they turn right back until it's gone. Ive tried giving it before I go to bed when the platys aren't being so persistent, only issue is idk who's eaten it by the morning.
They are already too chubby and I'm worried about over feeding them, but I can't not feed my pleco either. He seems okay so far, he is sucking on lots of decor and has a round tummy. He's active and his fins are getting better(they were frayed from the pet store). I am worried though that regular tank algae won't suffice for very long.
I have an apx. 40 gallon tank with 4 platys, 2 gourami, and now my pleco.
I apologize I couldn't get very good pictures. Any advice one what I could do would be great!