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Author Topic: Feeding time for a tiny bn pleco  (Read 396 times)

Offline lexy99071

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Feeding time for a tiny bn pleco
« on: June 13, 2013, 04:12:30 pm »
Whats the best things to feed a tiny BN Pleco? I've been told they like veg, but i have compleatly forgotten what the lovely lady told me cos i was half alseep this morning, not that i'm any different now, lack of sleep all WEEK!!!

I remember cucumbers, but doesn't that have virtually nothing in it? And how do i prepare such veggies.

Any other care i can do for this 2 cm big pleco, he seems to like the flow coming out of the filter.

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    Re: Feeding time for a tiny bn pleco
    « Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 04:26:23 pm »
    Cucumber has vitamins that they need and courgette has the roughage.

    I cut a one inch chunk of either slice it down the middle and give it a blanch (soak) in hot water swill off under the cold tap just to cool it down.
    Then insert a teaspoon into both halves to stop it floating away.

    I only have 2 B/N's but have to feed them either end of the aquarium as the male is a bit of a git but Im sure the little ones will eat all together.

    I usually remove any leftovers after 24 hours.

    PS. The cucumber /courgette info was from "plankton" ;)
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    Re: Feeding time for a tiny bn pleco
    « Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 10:46:02 pm »
    ahh thank you :)

    I shall try some of that tomorrow, he seems happy munching on his algae wafer for the moment, seems to prefer hiding on the back wall.

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    Re: Feeding time for a tiny bn pleco
    « Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 11:25:50 pm »
    Algae wafers as well we good in there diet. I use novoplec (I think that's what it's called). Bn'slike to graze on bogwood as well, which is an important part of their diet. Do you have any in your tank?
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    Re: Feeding time for a tiny bn pleco
    « Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 12:16:43 am »
    I've got three different pieces of bog wood :) where he's probably hiding now.