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Old 06-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Pleco diet

Hi, I was thinking about adding a Pleco to my 20 gallon tank. What do Plecos' diet consist of? Are the easy to keep healthy?
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You will need wood for some. Food pellets and cucumber or zucchini is good for them.
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Hi, I was thinking about adding a Pleco to my 20 gallon tank. What do Plecos' diet consist of? Are the easy to keep healthy?
Depends on the pleco you're planning on getting. Their diet can consist of meaty things, algae wafers/veggies, or wood. Once a pleco is established, it's pretty hardy. For the first few weeks though they're pretty feeble.
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There are only a couple pleco's small enough for a 20g and even that IMO is pushing it. Bristlenose, Bulldog, and Rubberlip pleco's would possibly work. Oto cats and Nerite snails are a better choice with a much lower bio-load.

I feed mine a lot of blanched Zucchini. But they also like cooked, deshelled peas, cucumbers, and algae wafers.
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Try a clown.
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Do the pelvis need wood. I've got a piece of bogwood/ driftwood in there now. Will the pleco demolish it to dust or is it even noticeable that it eats off of the wood?
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Try a clown.
+1 I recommend a clown
You wont notice the wood shrinking, but you will definitely notice what was eaten in its droppings lol.
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Dumb question but what kind of clowns are there?
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Dumb question but what kind of clowns are there?
What most, if not all of us are referring to by clowns is Panaqolus Maccus. There are mega clowns but those are harder to find. Maccus would be better for your setup
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Dumb question but what kind of clowns are there?
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Sorry for the double post
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Ohhh a clown is a type of pleco. :face palm:
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