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    Hi all, I have an established aquarium that I recently added two bristlenose plecos to. I had a light algae coating on some areas in my tank that they jumped on and cleaned up immediately. I don't have any experience with these guys but I was told to feed them algae wafers when there's no algae for them to eat. My problem is that I have two Cory cats that like the wafers too and they will attack these wafers and chew them up as soon as they hit the bottom of the tank. The plecos don't stand a chance. Does anyone have any advice as to how to feed these guys?

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    The plecos don't stand a chance. Does anyone have any advice as to how to feed these guys?
    Drop the algae wafer in after lights out at night. The plecos will find them.

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    Break the algae wafers into several bits, and scatter throughout the tank, as well.

    Also offer your BNP's fresh or frozen veggies a few times a week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Drop the algae wafer in after lights out at night. The plecos will find them.
    Thanks, I will give this a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Break the algae wafers into several bits, and scatter throughout the tank, as well.

    Also offer your BNP's fresh or frozen veggies a few times a week
    Ok will also try this. What types of fresh or frozen veggies do you suggest and how much?

    Thanks for the info

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    Green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash...skewer chunks of them on a fork with string for easy removal of the remnants later, or maybe invest in a couple of forks like these...that way, you can close the lid and leave the handle sticking out of the tank

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    French cut canned green beans are great for feeding to your fish. They're soft enough to be easily eaten by other fish as well as the plecos, and sink on their own.

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    Canned are fine, as long as there is no seasoning (salt)

    I prefer fresh or frozen that are steamed, they hold together better and don't make a mess in the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Canned are fine, as long as there is no seasoning (salt)

    I prefer fresh or frozen that are steamed, they hold together better and don't make a mess in the tank.
    I have yet to find a canned veggie that does not have salt (sodium) as a preservative.
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    Yes, they're advertised as "no salt", but sodium is present...it's not the same as sodium chloride, though

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