Feeding carnivorous Plecos - How?

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Evolution Stu, Jun 24, 2016.

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    Evolution Stu New Member Member

    Hi folks,
    I have a few cat fish in a tank with Corey's and Eartheaters. All South American.

    The plecos are a green phantom and a queen arabesque.

    How do you guys go about ensuring the plecos dietary requirements are met in a tank full of greedy bottom feeders?

    I have the usual Algae tablets which I place as strategically as possible before lights out, same with slices of courgette. But I wonder about a protein for them.

    The food is always gone next day, but who ate it?
    Any feeding advice will be very greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    Evolution Stu New Member Member

    Thanks for the reply, really appreciate your advice.
    I can't imagine bloodworms lasting long enough for the plecos to ever even see them with my level of water flow. I'm hoping to find a good quality sinking protein filled tablet I can somehow get in there after dark.
     
  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Try the bloodworms at night and put multiple bunches in across the tank - hopefully they'll get some of them!
     
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    Evolution Stu New Member Member

    Thanks pal, ive stuck some protein tablets for carnoviroes inside a courgette and dropped it in front of their favourite caves last night and today its all gone. So far so good. Bloodworms tonight. :)
     




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