View Full Version : Plecos and moss balls

01-16-2012, 08:39 PM
I have read that plecos do not really eat moss balls, but mine of course, always defying the law, has not stopped eating it. Those things are a lot of money, so I removed the plant. But should I put it back in and hope my pleco will stop eating or just put it in another tank?

01-16-2012, 08:44 PM
if he's decided it's tasty he's not going to stop.

01-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Marimo "moss" balls are actually an algae ball.

So while most plecos do not nibble at plants and true mosses, I'm not really surprised at one eating a marimo.

01-16-2012, 09:37 PM
I used to try and keep marimos in a tank with cae . They would actually brrow into them and hollow them out over time. Its an algae and algae eaters eat,well,,,,,,,,you get the point.:ssuprised: