Well on the front of the package does it say sinking or floating wafers? Pretty sure they will just sink.David7654 said:Ok how should I go about putting them in. Do I just drop it in the tank and it’ll sink or do I have to put it on the bottom?
only the plec needs the wafers. The others have different nutritional needs.David7654 said:Yeah I would still use regular fish food but for one feeding is just algae wafers enough and then next time I use regular or r u saying even in just one feeding I should use regular along with the algae wafers
It's enough as a snack. What else do you feed them?David7654 said:Will one of those tiny little cubes of frozen brine shrimp or blood worms be too much, not enough or just right for the following in a 29 gallon tank:
10 Harlequin Rasboras
3 honey gourami
2 Bolivian ram
1 clown pleco
6 panda corydora
Okay then, rule of thumb: Feed them what they will eat in 3 minutes. That will tell you if one is enough or if you need to add another 1/2-1 cube. A pleco won't get enough food from a cube because they are mostly bottom feeders. The pleco will need the algae pellet. Your other fish are all Omnivores and need primarily the flake food. I'd only give them bloodworms and brine shrimp a couple times a week.David7654 said:Just the normal I alternate with pellets, flakes and algae wafers
Omnivore means meat and plants. ALL of the fish in that tank are omnivorous. Plecos will starve if the tank is only fed floating pellets and flake food. They are not water column foragers, they are surface foragers AND they are opportunistic carnivores. They don't "hunt" for meat like other fish (as long as they aren't starving), they "happen" across it (dead fish) while grazing plant matter. They need plant matter and protein (occasionally) that is clipped to the sides, weighed down, or sinks to the bottom in a form that other fish can't eat first - Like algae and shrimp disks or sinking pellets. Bug bites contain a small amount of pea meal, not enough plant material for any omnivore. Unless your tank is heavily planted and contains lots of brown and certain green algae and you leave dead fish in it for your pleco, or any other bottom feeder to eat, they will become undernourished or starve. Those are not my opinions, those are the facts.DuaneV said:Your Clown Pleco needs wood and veggies. It might eat some bloodworms, but mine doesn't. Not that I see anyway, although he probably pics up some scraps. But in general, Clowns really want wood and veggies.
You don't really need to be putting algae wafers in you tank, none of your fish need them. You have a lot of meat eaters, so get a good protein based food, like bug bites, as your staple food.