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garyr
10-26-2007, 09:20 PM
I purchased a baby rubber mouth pleco yesterday and some algae thins. The problem is that I also have 4 juvenile silver dollars who love the algae thins. How can i make sure that the pleco gets enough to eat? The tank has been set up for about nine weeks and doesn't appear to have much algae.

digital3
10-26-2007, 10:23 PM
When do you feed your Plecos?

I tend to feed mine before the lights go out. That's when he is most active. I also try to drop my wafers close to where he's at. Sure enough, the second it lands, he goes for it.

:jaws:

gm72
10-26-2007, 11:47 PM
As digital said, feed them when you out the lights.

Digital, that yellow makes it very, very hard to read your username. Okay either way, just wanted to comment.

garyr
10-27-2007, 12:04 AM
When do you feed your Plecos?

I tend to feed mine before the lights go out. That's when he is most active. I also try to drop my wafers close to where he's at. Sure enough, the second it lands, he goes for it.

:jaws:

Since putting it in the tank, the pleco either hides or is scurrying all over the tank mainly stuck to the glass. The problem is that the silver dollars are omnivores and love algae wafers. As soon as they see the wafers they pounce on them. But, I've built two little rock caves and put algae flakes in them. The silver dollars know they are there, but , so far, they haven't been able to get to them. Hopefully the pleco will find them.

digital3
10-27-2007, 02:24 AM
Since putting it in the tank, the pleco either hides or is scurrying all over the tank mainly stuck to the glass. The problem is that the silver dollars are omnivores and love algae wafers. As soon as they see the wafers they pounce on them. But, I've built two little rock caves and put algae flakes in them. The silver dollars know they are there, but , so far, they haven't been able to get to them. Hopefully the pleco will find them.

Good idea (cave). Hopefully, your Pleco will get to some grubbin'. Also if you feed normal flakes to your other fish, some of those usually make their way to the bottom, and the Pleco may be able to get to that as well.

gm: Yeah, I wasn't digging the yellow either. So I changed it to blue. I just need someone to notice to finally force me to deal with it... :ezpi_wink1: