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blacksnow
04-17-2009, 11:25 AM
I just added a yellow king tiger pleco. I never see him eat =[.

He's been attached to the inside of a piece of driftwood for 1 day.

From what I read I thought he would eat some bloodworms, but I haven't seen him do so. I dropped some algae wafers in and I still see them sitting there.


Any suggestions?

bluebluecow
04-17-2009, 12:20 PM
Hi

It may take him anythin from 3-5 days to settle and start to eat. He may be happy munching on the driftwood at the mo, or coming out at night.

give him a bit longer to settle in, mine love cucumber but will only come out when all lights are off for it

liz

Crispy
04-17-2009, 02:20 PM
drop the algae wafers in when the lights have been off for awhile. they're most active all night... maybe also try a piece of zucchini or cantaloupe to get him eating...

Lady Hobbs
04-17-2009, 02:57 PM
Mine has had his face in cucumber slices for days now so not eating any algae. He just loves those cukes.

Crispy
04-17-2009, 02:58 PM
Mine has had his face in cucumber slices for days now so not eating any algae. He just loves those cukes.

mine decimated a nice chunk of cuke last night also... good stuff them veggies!
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blacksnow
04-17-2009, 03:03 PM
Hmmm

Do these plecos not eat bloodworms? Could have sworn I read inspectors and king tigers like them.

How often do I feed him cucumber? I'm sure the clown loaches will like that as well. Will pick some up over weekend

toddnbecka
04-17-2009, 06:49 PM
BN's are mainly vegetarians, but most Hypancistrus will do fine on a diet suitable for most cichlids (some veggie content along with meatier foods.) NLS pellets are great for just about any pleco, even my L204's snack on them w/out any problems.