New Bn Pleco. What To Feed?

  1. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    image.jpg I was at the let store yesterday looking for a algae eater after finding one of my "Siamese algae eaters" on the floor dead. (They were Siamensis and I was being stupid hoping that the white line above the black line was my eyes tricking me) I found some cute looking Brisltenose plecos and decided to get two. I put them in the tank after acclimating and remembered I don't have any food for them. Shoot. *face palm* I found out that they like to eat cucumbers so I put one sliced up on a clip in the tank. They are still ignoring it. They aren't showing any interest.
    Am I doing something wrong?
    Will the two BNs fight?
     
  2. mattgirl

    mattgirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Give them time to discover it as actual food. If they have never had it before it might take a bit of time. I know mine loves his zucchini. He never cared for cucumber though. Elbert (that is him over there in my avatar) also gets algae wafers and occasionally he chows down on shrimp pellets.
     
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    OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    Wait they eat zucchini. Ughhhhhh I thought they like cucumber. I'm so stupid.
     




  4. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    They're very capable of eating both. It just takes time to adjust to a new environment and new food, like @mattgirl said.
     
  5. mattgirl

    mattgirl Fishlore VIP Member

    No you aren't !!!!!! Other folks plecos like their cucumber and lots of other veggies too.
     
  6. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I feed my bristlenose vegetables, and he likes zucchini the most.
    He will also eat bell peppers, cucumbers, yellow squash, butternut squash, carrots, acorn squash, and seaweed.
     
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    OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    Do I just leave it there? How do I make sure he finds out its food
     
  8. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, just leave it in the tank.
    I typically remove uneaten parts after 72 hours from the time it was put in.
     
  9. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    They are omnivores so need some protein as well. Can you place anotherpic of it?
     
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    OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    Update
    I found one dead half purple floating this morning. The other one is no where to be seen
     
  11. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Under the wood ?
     
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    OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    Never mind he is belly up on the substrate

    The purple part is his stomach.
     
  13. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    nooooooo.
    To be honest I asked for another pic cause I thought is was pretty skinny.
     
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    OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

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  15. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    That’s so cute!


    Anyways, my plecos love to eat any leftover food(bloodworms, pellets, homemade foods, etc), cucumber, zucchini, and earthworms.
     
  16. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Is one alive ???
     
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    OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    The one I'm holding is the dead one..... The other one is still aluve
     
  18. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Ahhh ok
     
  19. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh. I thought that one was the live one.

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
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    OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    I put the alive one in a 75 gallon tank so, that he doesn't have to worry about being bullied by my cichlids. He still isn't eating anything though. Is there anything else I can feed him? I tried tetra flakes and cucumber. He doesn't seem interested in either.