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post #1 of 14 Old 08-25-2007, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Pleco eating blood worms?

I fed my discus this morning (like every morning) live blood worms in a feeder cone. To my surprise, my pleco swam up to the top to see what all the commotion was about and latched himself onto the feeder con and started gobbling some blood worms up. I've never seen him do that, and I had thought that they were mostly herbivores. Interesting.
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-25-2007, 02:31 PM
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Plecos will eat anything and I mean anything darn near. Mine, both common and BN would eat grindal worms, blood worms, blackworms, night crawlers, shrimp pellets, fish flakes, betta bites, crab bites, fruits, veggies, and on occassion would actually chew on some algae if it was really bored.
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-25-2007, 05:31 PM
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Common Plecos (and Ancistrus and most other plecos too) need some protein in their diets. My bristlenoses love love love bloodworms, especially the females (who are more carnivorous than the males)

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post #4 of 14 Old 08-25-2007, 09:06 PM
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Ditto on Chris and Tophat665. I used to have my BN feeding bloodworms and lashing at several other fish while it gobbles all the food.

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post #5 of 14 Old 08-25-2007, 10:37 PM

Just curious: what type of pleco do you have?

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-26-2007, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Heh, honestly, I'm unsure. I rescued him a long time ago from ()Petsmart(). He's nothing fancy, although at times when he stretches his dorsal fin out, he resembles a sail fin pleco. But I'm sure he's not. I sold one of those the other day, a beautiful specimen.
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-26-2007, 02:58 AM

Once again just curious.

Could you post a photograph of this fish?

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post #8 of 14 Old 08-26-2007, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Like I said, I think he's quite a common pleco.
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post #9 of 14 Old 08-26-2007, 12:32 PM
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Thats look awefully stubby and compact for a common pleco, looks more like a royal or blunt nose pleco. Very beautiful specimen though. The colors are very sharp and defined. Awesome pattern too.
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-26-2007, 01:36 PM

Well shoot: I thought that I was finally getting better at Pleco identification but not much joy.

My best guess is

Although you did not note the dimensions of your 65G tank please refer to the ultimate size of this pleco.

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