is it ok for my bolivian ram to eat algae thins

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by CodyJ, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. CodyJ

    CodyJValued MemberMember

    My Bolivian ram is swimming around eating the algae thins I put out for my rubber lip Pleco ....second question my rubber lip pleco is not eating the algae thins...I'm worried ...and is the rubberlip Pleco nocturnal
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  2. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't use the algae thins as a staple for your ram but eating it here and there shouldn't pose a problem.

    Yes, all plecos are nocturnal, you can try putting the food in an hour or two after you shut off the lights and the pleco will have a better chance at it. I would also recommend offering fresh veggies to the pleco like, romaine lettuce, zuchinni, cucumeber and spinach.

    Just fyi, the rubberlip pleco will probably need bigger accomodations in the near future.
  3. cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    It should be fine mine do it all the time, but mine are German blues . Also i second what matt said
  4. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Yes plecos are nocturnal but they learn to come out during the day, especially if that's when you feed. In fact I am looking at my rubberlip right now. The BN is hiding.
  5. OP

    CodyJValued MemberMember

    Ok I should put algae thins in after I shut off lights and its not the br's staple diet he just thinks it tastes good
  6. OP

    CodyJValued MemberMember

    @Jaysee does urs have a special place that it guards...because mine is hiding in a rock cave I made and when fish get near they back up slowly...and should I scoop up the algae thins that are sitting at the bottom
  7. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Yes, each of my plecos has their spot. I guess you can take out the uneaten wafers. I have snails so there is never any uneaten food to remove.

    I would just drop a wafer in for it before you go to bed. If its still there in the morning, I would not continue to do that.
  8. OP

    CodyJValued MemberMember

    Ok my next petsmart purchase is gonna be a snail some albino Cory's and some Mickey mouse Platts how does that sound jaysee

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