Thread: Have a question
04-26-2012, 06:42 AM #11Originally Posted by lizzyuru
04-26-2012, 07:33 AM #12
Problem in new tanks is that they also starve to death. You have to make sure he has some veggies and some pellets since there's no algae at all for him and as Scottfish says, wood is a requirement in their diet.
04-26-2012, 02:16 PM #13
Yes, I have been giving him veggies and the algae wafers. He seems to prefer the fresh veggies haha I dont blame him. I have some driftwood in there he is always hiding in there, but cruises the tank once the lights go out
04-26-2012, 02:19 PM #14
Actually didnt know it was part of their diet though haha. I just had it in there cause I liked the way it looked. Score one for me I guess. Yes I will continue to do the water changes and some vaccuuming in there. The water has been getting cloudy the passt few days so the cycle must be starting.
04-26-2012, 02:58 PM #15
Cloudiness would suggest your cycle is underway.
Food that Plecos love are, zucchini, cucumber, peas, water melon, cantaloupe melon. Also good to keep a bag of algae wafers too.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
04-26-2012, 04:39 PM #16
Fingers crossed! Wish Pico the Pleco (yes I am lame and named him or her) and me luck. Gonna test the water and do water changes as needed to keep my little buddy alive! It was also suggested to me to get live plants and some more airation to help. I am very attached to Pico already haha.
04-26-2012, 04:54 PM #17
Live plants really will help the tank for several reasons. Also an airstone never goes wrongMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .