View Full Version : What should I feed my pleco?

05-20-2012, 02:45 PM
I got a bushynose pleco from the lfs yesterday and I just want to give it the best. So I'm wondering what some good food would be and what accessories I should have. Thanks!

05-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Fresh veggies are always a good choice as well as some good quality algae waffers. That will allow you to offer different types of food which my plecos always enjoy

Make sure you have some driftwood in the tank for him as well. They love to chew on drift wood

05-20-2012, 02:47 PM
I give my bushynose a slice of cucumber or zuchini stuck on a fork about three times per week. He loves it!

05-20-2012, 02:49 PM
I have some driftwood and I put it in a bucket to get rid of the stuff that colors the water and it just doesn't seem to go away. Thanks Cliff!

05-20-2012, 02:52 PM
The love cantaloupe and water melons aswell thumbs2: mines enjoys snacking on sinking shrimp tablets too.

05-20-2012, 02:53 PM
I have some algae wafers too. I'll probably try those veggies. Thank you all for the help!

06-06-2012, 04:15 AM
We feed our fresh veggies about twice a week or so. Squash and zucchini that has been dunked in hot water for about 15 minutes. Here is a short video of our plecos eating this.