Food

  1. AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchison Valued Member Member

    So I have a new pleco, it is a rio-negro pleco and I was wondering what else it would eat besides algae wafers
     
  2. P

    Peacefantasy Well Known Member Member

    aliray will be able to help you :)
     
  3. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    Congrats on your new pleco. In the current post Plecos!! Share Yours. I wrote a post on page 3 about halfway down on feeding BN plecos which is an ancistrus species as is yours and they both have the same omnivore diet needs. They should have real driftwood in their tank to rasp on to help with their digestion , Fresh veggies or fruit 24/7, Please read the post , lots of ideas and hints. My three BN plecos are my favorite of all my fish. Let me know if you have any more questions. Alison:;hi1
     


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    AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchison Valued Member Member

    What do you mean fresh veggies? Like things such as cucumbers and such cause I know some fish like cucumber
     
  5. peregrine

    peregrine Valued Member Member

    Yup, that is exactly what she means. There are lots of veggies fish like. You just boil them a little to soften and put in the tank. People will get clips to have it in the water instead of floating or at the bottom. Then you remove like 10 h-12 hours later as you don't want it rotting in the water.
     
  6. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Some veggies need to stay in my tank for 24 hours before my pleco will even give it a sniff. Just keep an eye on it and if it starts to disintegrate or look fuzzy or slimy then remove it.
     
  7. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    24 hours works for me. I left a zucchini slice in for 48 hours once and it got slimy, so I put it in in the evening and take it out the following evening.
     
  8. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    If you will read the post it will tell you what I feed my plecos and how I feed and prepare them and a long list of different veggies and some fruits . There are a lot more beside cukes and zucchini. The more varitety with in reason , the better as they all contain different nutrients. Alison
     
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    AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchison Valued Member Member

    I have a pack of veggies that include carrots cauliflower and broccoli is it ok to feed any of those