Getting your Gold Nugget Plec to eat
Gold Nuggets can sometimes be picky eaters. Coupled with the fact that they are nocturnal in many respects and other fish often get to the food before they do, it can be a wonder sometimes if they are even eating at all. If you are having these issues and you have a Biowheel-type filter, try this:
Get some LARGE size flake food (my nugget seems to like Formula 2). Take out one large flake, put it into the water and hold onto it, and try to keep it in one piece. Then, place it directly onto the intake of your filter, where it will obviously be held there by the suction. Make sure it is a large flake. If not, it will be small enough to be sucked into the filter.
Your nugget will surely end up onto the intake box eventually, as they like to scavenge. Sure enough when I tried this, my nugget found the flake I had put on the intake and sucked it right up with that usual pleco sucking fashion.