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  1. #1

    Default Vegetables other than Zucchini

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    So I have one small/medium bushynose pleco in my 29gal at this point and he's doing pretty well. I feed him a mix between algae pellets and zucchini, usually it ends up being 2 zucchini pieces per week and one algae pellet in between them.

    Are there any other vegetables that work well for pleco's? Any sort of nutrition differences or balance that I should try and achieve through the veggies?

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    Mine love cucumber and watermelon as well. They are not as good of a sourse for nutrition as zucchini, but they really like the change in food a few times per week.
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    I am not going to push any brand of fish specific staple,so here are some fruit/veg choices,I use peas,cukes,zukes,melon,softened carrots,and leaf lettuce.

  4. #4


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    green beans

  5. #5


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    sweet potatos, cantaloupe, and pumpkin are other choices aswell as those mentioned above. watermelon seems to be big fav with my plecs.

  6. #6


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    All good suggestion but remember to remove it within one day. Is there some driftwood in the tank? All Pleco's love their driftwood.

  7. #7


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    I feed all my fish from BN, 204 Panaques, Peckoltia and Hypancistrus pleco's to cichlids and endler's livebearers NLS .5mm Grow and/or 1mm Cichlid pellets as their staple diet. Canned green beans once weekly, occasionally spirulina flakes.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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