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post #21 of 23 Old 01-30-2013, 11:58 AM
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Bristlenose pleco's will be fine with weekly addition of vegetable matter and other food's as well.
They are largely Omnivore's but do appreciate their green's.
I, currently have six of these fish that produce babies during the fall when water temp get's a bit cooler and feed em same food's as other fishes including loaches,cory's.
New life spectrum,Omega one flakes,cichlid pellet's,carnivore pellet's,spirulina wafer's,krill,chopped earthworm's,tetra bit's,and once or twice a week zucchinni,romain lettuce,or fleshy side of bannana skin.
Would not be too worried about animal protein's that the Bristlenose might happen to scavenge, but would include the vegetable matter.
New life spectrum is hard to beat for Vegetable matter and fruit's that these fish like.
Yes I believe BNs can do alright with other foods as long as the owner is aware of the diet situation, I wasn't.

Consider the needs of your fish before acting on your desires.
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post #22 of 23 Old 01-30-2013, 12:14 PM
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What bottom feeders do you have?
Emerald catfish , ( Brochis Splendens ) times 9.

Good hardwater cats with a higher than most temperature range and a good size for my tank.... juggling commenced once I realized that the cichlids, pencil fish and loaches were not suitable for our water at all.

It's not that hard though, it just means reading lots of profiles With the parameters in mind and creating a short list before moving on to temperament. We ended up with about 8 different species on the eventual short list.


Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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post #23 of 23 Old 01-31-2013, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice guys I did a LOT of research (including hours and hours of browsing this forum..!) before getting any of my fish and haven't made my choices lightly. I'm definitely not one of those that just gets whatever and chucks them in a tank, hoping for the best.. If you saw how I agonised over the tank when it was cycling, you'd laugh your a** off!

I know most LFS just want to sell, sell, sell, but I actually trust mine, now that I've found the right one..

Age is only a state of mind.. It feels good to act your shoe size every now and then...

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