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DragonFyre14 08-21-2012 04:39 PM

New Bristlenose Plecos! questions on feeding?
i just got two new albino bristlenose plecos today! they are currently being acclimated to the temperature in their new tank. :) i know a lot of people feed them steamed zucchinis and that they like to eat algae, but what else do they like to eat? how often should i feed them and how much?

redchigh 08-21-2012 06:28 PM

Algae tablets would probably be the best staple, with blanched green vegetables in small amounts (like zucchini) once a week- Give them a few minutes to eat, but don't leave it in the tank longer than an hour... And do a water change after.

DragonFyre14 08-21-2012 07:20 PM

thanks i'll have to try giving them zucchini sometime (my neighbor grows some fresh in her garden) and my brother has algae tablets left over from his algae eater. I know i have yet to find some driftwood to put in there for them to munch on but the pet store i got them from didn't appear to have any real, fish safe driftwood.

k19smith 08-21-2012 10:50 PM

I think there maybe some driftwood for sale in the classifieds now or check ebay or aqua bid.

marshallsea 08-22-2012 12:26 AM

Do you live near a lake? I wanted a piece of driftwood also but didn't like the price. I went to Lake Texoma and found more driftwood than I can use. One of the pieces is in a goldfish tank, a pic of it is on my profile, if you can blow the pic up. The lake has many more wood choices than a lfs and they're free. I just got a bristlenose today also, and he can't leave the wood alone.

DragonFyre14 08-22-2012 11:38 AM

I might have too. seeing as I live in Minnesota there are plenty of lakes nearby. Though i did find a website that will send me driftwood for a fairly low price (at least compared to the price on other sites and stuff) which is nice cause then i won't have to worry about cleaning it up and whether or not bad bacteria from the lake will end up in my tank. I found it on Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Supplies at it seems that a lot of their other stuff is being sold at decent prices as well

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