Bristlenose Quarantine

Discussion in 'Pleco - Plecostomus' started by Aquarium Saturation, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Aquarium Saturation

    Aquarium SaturationValued MemberMember


    I am getting a Bristlenose for my 60 gal, but because I’m quarantining all of my fish before they go in, I want to be quarantining my BN too. I have a 52L quarantine tub set up at the moment with around 60x40 cm base, and around 20cm height (off the top of my head) with 2 mollies, 1 Balloon Molly and one Guppy, who have all passed quarantine, but I cannot move them into the big tank, as I didn’t want to start doing a cycle with ammonia before I went on holidays (I just got back). Should he be able to fit? How should I feed him? I have algae wafers, and Driftwood in there, but I also want to give it some veggies, but is that ok while it’s in quarantine? If yes, what veggies are good? How should I prepare it?


  2. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    He'll fit in the QT tank for a while, but he should be fine.
    I would feed him zucchini, or cucumber, supplementing with veggie or algae wafers.

    Just boil it, or blanch it until it sinks.
  3. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Could be the first days it won't eat !
  4. OP
    Aquarium Saturation

    Aquarium SaturationValued MemberMember

    Ok. How long is it ok for it to not be eating before it’s a problem? Also, does it matter what “algae wafers” I feed him. The 60 gal that I bought came with some aqua one veggie wafers. Are those ok? But once those are finished, what algae wafers are good? Is that food easily accessible, because I live in Australia, so some things are hard to find.
  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    I don't know any brands available overthere. I'd put in a part of.cumcumber in overnight so you can see if is has eaten.
  6. OP
    Aquarium Saturation

    Aquarium SaturationValued MemberMember

    Ok, I can put in the cucumber. What food would you recommend? Nothing to do with where I live, because if it’s only feeding my Bristlenose, I should be able to just order it online.