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02-19-2011, 03:25 AM
I just got a bristlenose pleco for the first time. It's maybe an inch long, and is in a 30g long tank with some dwarf rainbows, emperor tetras, and a pair of angels. I was just wondering how to go about feeding it. The tank has slight algae growth, but I figure I should provide additional food. I've heard vegetables like zucchini stuck on a fork are a good idea, but i don't know how often or how much to feed them. Thanks.
02-19-2011, 03:39 AM
mine go crazy for zucchini, cucumber, and cantelope. forks make very good weights for veggies! i give my guys some sort of veggie/fruit twice a week. i put it in at night and take whats left out in the morning. if you dont want to be reaching into the tanks you can do what i do. take the handle of your fish fork (fork designated for feeding fish) and drill a hole in the handle. then i simply tie some fishing line to it with a triline knot. then on end thats going to be sticking out of the tank for you to grab add a little bit of weight to keep the line from falling in.
has worked great for me so far
02-19-2011, 04:46 AM
Thanks katze. I thought the little guy(or girl, no visible bristles) was dead for a second tonight, but it turns out the water in my tank was a little high, and the back part of the lid was contacting the water. I thought she was floating upside down, but she was just sucking on the lid.
02-19-2011, 11:35 AM
Mine like algae pellets but also eats much of what the fish eats. Shrimp flakes, dried shrimp, cichid veggie pellets, etc.
If you cook the zucchini first it will sink and be much easier for the bristlenose to eat it.
02-24-2011, 07:28 PM
I wrap mine to rocks with rubber bands, just sayin'.
02-24-2011, 08:27 PM
Veggie clips with a suction cup are great too...sticks right to the side of the tank & easy to put in & take out
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