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VoidParadigm
12-28-2009, 01:04 AM
Want to know just a couple things out of personal curiosity and interest.

What do pl*cos actually eat in the wild?
What foods that a human would often eat would they also enjoy?

Oscar_freak12321
12-28-2009, 01:06 AM
Ah, so you are superstitious, eh Void? lol...I'm not actually sure what they eat in the wild, most likely a mix of algae, fallen fruits off trees, underwater vegetables, and whatever dead matter may be nearby.

VoidParadigm
12-28-2009, 01:10 AM
:hmm3grin2orange:
Not so much superstitious as just plain paranoid!
Any precaution I can take, don'cha know.
I get paid to do maintenance for several pl*co owners, so if any of those fish were to die due to a typing slip-up from me I'd be out of money!
Haha. =P

annageckos
12-28-2009, 01:33 AM
It really depends on the type of pleco as to what it eats. Some are wood raspers, others eat mostly algea, some are carniverous.

Oscar_freak12321
12-28-2009, 01:34 AM
lol My plecs are fine but I should probably start using the * too if I get that Leopard Cactus L600 I've been looking out...

VoidParadigm
12-28-2009, 02:11 AM
Aye, the prettier (not to mention usually more expensive) species every precaution should be taken... regardless of how dumb you think it is. Haha. :lol:

Minedweller
12-28-2009, 04:00 AM
Ok Im lost what is superstitious about the * and plecos I never heard of it before... just curious

little hawaii
12-28-2009, 04:59 AM
Want to know just a couple things out of personal curiosity and interest.

What do pl*cos actually eat in the wild?
What foods that a human would often eat would they also enjoy?


Hi void, a new guy here. I keep a 135g, heavily planted and wooded with SAs and Ancistrus -2 kinds. I spoil all my fish, and i think it has a lot to do with not haveing lost a fish to disease in many years. My plecos(ancistrus)go bannanas over bioled spinich,green beans, raw zucinni, Boiled chickweed, fresh cooked crab and shrimp. The altime favorite though is chopped up earthwoorms. I keep 3 worm farms on my balcony in small plastic totes. When I feed that tank i place the food out front and within minutes they find it and chow down. They are fat and healthy still juveniles. The point is the way your thinking about their natural environment is the best way to go. Don.t worry about what they wont eat, provide for it just in case-as in wood and plant matterials and a good hideing place. Just like the hilton.thumbs2: thumbs2: thumbs2:

toddnbecka
12-28-2009, 05:23 AM
Ok Im lost what is superstitious about the * and plecos I never heard of it before... just curious
It's a superstition thing, some folks believe that typing "pleco" is bad luck, and can/will cause yours to die unless you type it "pl*co."
Personally, I don't subscribe to that theory, and neither do the hundreds of BN pleco's I've bred and raised. :22:

Oscar_freak12321
12-28-2009, 05:25 AM
lol same with me minus the BN thing. By misspelling pleco as pl*co, people think their plecos will not die or get sick. I may go with that if I get the L600, but for now I'll stick with spelling it right haha.

Crispy
12-28-2009, 06:59 AM
I have a 12 yr old pleco and have always typed PLECO!! My rarer guys are doing quite fine also (L018, L191, L200)

VoidParadigm
12-28-2009, 07:00 AM
*rolls eyes* Regardless of your personal preferences, does anyone else have any ideas or factual knowledge about what they eat in the wild!? Note the original topic. =\

Crispy
12-28-2009, 07:09 AM
decaying fish, fallen fruits, biofilm, algae

VoidParadigm
12-28-2009, 07:31 AM
Thank you.

Wild Turkey
12-28-2009, 09:20 AM
decaying fish, fallen fruits, biofilm, algae

+1




Some plecos also eat wood oddly enough, its a good idea to include some

KingFisher
12-28-2009, 09:23 AM
This will help with your second question Void:


http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=51055






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VoidParadigm
12-28-2009, 03:49 PM
Thank ye, King.