Ok, so i was cleaning my tank and saw i had a little baby pleco on a piece of slate, looked into my pleco cave and saw many more, at least 30. I was not trying to breed them but was not surprised that they did. I was wondering though if i can leave them be. They are currently in a 26 gallon flat back hex, there is the dad, a LF BN albino and the mom, which is a SF BN albino, 2 skunk cories and 2 panda cories. It has small sized gravel for the bottom, 2 really small terra cotta pots, 1 piece of mopani wood(fairly big but not huge), a small amazon sword, and some slate.
I know people breed them in bare bottom tanks, but again i was not intentionally trying to breed them so i didnt know if they would be fine as long as i did a daily or bi-daily water change? Id like to keep them there, as it would be much easier and there are no predators with them, but i was not 100% sure and didnt see anything after spending 3 hours looking.
I did put a piece of sponge over my HOB filter intake so they wouldn't be sucked in there and i did drop some algae wafers, but what else should i feed them? It is an established tank with no algae problem (never has been in this tank), so i want to be sure they are fed 100%. Any info on this from anybody would be greatly appreciated!! Even if you just post a site that i couldn't find, it would be great. THANKS!!