Royal Pleco Feeding Tips

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so I just picked up a royal pleco for my 65. I know it will outgrow the tank and in 5-10 years I will sell him. But he’s currantly less than 1 inch so I have a lot of time to watch him grow. What is your guys suggesting food schedule for plecos? And I know I have this amount of time because their growth rate is slower 1-2 inches per year.
 
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Yeah I have a massive 2’ by 1’ price of drift wood. Fills up half of the tnak and has many hiding places. Will they like algae wafer? I’m already feeding the severum a little bit of algae wafers to get some vegetable matter in his diet. And it’s good to know he’ll eat the NLS like my feather-finned. Thank you very much.
 

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Once acclimated, If the Royal can get to an algae wafer first, he will likely knock off any other fish that gets close to it. Lol.
 
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Then I’ll break them in half and put them on opposite ends of the tank and see if that works.
 
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