12-13-2011, 05:45 PM
| || | Feeding Issue - Urgent
Hi guys, as some of you know, I have 8 harlequin Rasbora and one bristlenose pleco in my 10 gallon tank. As I was feeding my pleco (whereby I put 2 pellets on his piece of driftwood, I have to physically place it because if I let it sink the harlequins eat it!), I discovered that his pellets had gone but he'd stayed on the opposite side of the tank, so it definitely wasn't him that took it (I was watching him sucking the walls, not paying attention to the pellets). Assuming it could have been the filter sucking the pellets in as his driftwood is close to the filter, I put two more in and watched, then to my horror (quite dramatic), one of my Harlequins came over and dives across the bottom of the tank and took a pellet off of the driftwood and then another came and took the other.
I just don't know what to do, any suggestions would be very appreciated. I saw my bristlenose eat one pellet, so he's ok I suppose for today (not ideal but one's better than nothing), but needs some suggestions before tomorrow! Thanks in advance!
Edit: to put it more simply, the harlequins are stealing my plecos food