OH wow! Cool pic! Can I feed my Plecos cucumber? Just wondering. Thanks
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
when plecos get to be to large for their tank, they get dissinterested in eating algae off the side of your tank and ornaments...that's when I use the wafers.
Yikes! I think I have to many plecos for my tank...I have 1 plectomus(7inches), 1 red pleco(6 inches), a cory cat (1 inch) and I currently am adding a Beautiful Gold nugget pleco..sigh..I just can't get enough of them. I have a ten galon tank...but I make sure they all get fed properly so they won't starve 1 alga tablet per pleco and cory, twice a day. They all eat like crazy. Are they that big because I'm overfeeding them? I was told that if you have a small tank they are not supposed to grow that big. ???
Hello Fish Lore,
I have a 6.5 in Common Pleco and I've been feeding him algae tablets since he was about 2 inches long. One problem with the veggie tablets were that EVERYBODY in the tank loved them, including the turtle. So I decided to drop two slices of blanched zucchinI into the tank. The only fish in the tank that paid them any attention was the Pleco. And boy, did he love zucchini. He sucked on one slice for nearly 2 hours, which leads me to my question. How long do you guys leave your zucchinI slices in the tank? Do you guys take it out even if it is not fully eaten? Or do you just throw it in and forget about it? How often and how much do you feed your Pleco?
I don't want to overfeed the Pleco and any personal experience/anecdote is appreciated.
I thought I might add, Common pleco are omnivores with a tendency to meat. Please be sure he is getting appropriate amounts of protein. Blood worms, Catfish waffers and shrimp pellets are all good methods.
Are only common pleco omnivores, or are BN plecos also omnivores?
I thought I might add, Common pleco are omnivores with a tendency to meat. Please be sure he is getting appropriate amounts of protein. Blood worms, Catfish waffers and shrimp pellets are all good methods. Though, by the looks of you stock, it doesn't really matter. Turtles don't belong in fish tanks. Cichlids don't belong with goldfish and NONE of them belong in 55gals.