12-16-2012, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by dorabaker
So I got a baby bristlenose pleco a few days ago and now I'm getting worried about feeding it. It's very shy (which seems to be normal for plecos) and won't come out while I'm watching, although I HAVE caught it sitting at the front of the tank when I've been away for a while
It goes and hides as soon as it senses my presence though.
Anyway, I've seen it eating algae and I thought I'd try feeding it some cucumber. I put the cucumber on a stick and placed it near where the pleco was, but I've left it there overnight and Pleco still hasn't found it. I'm probably getting prematurely anxious, but I don't want the poor little fish to starve. Should I get some algae wafers? I meant to get some when I was at the LFS but totally forgot!
I totally agree with the other post, but as an FYI, when he does settle, here's what mine loves. Mine loves cucumber, but even more loves romaine lettuce. Get a clip that you can attach a piece of lettuce to the glass, and they go crazy for it!