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marshallsea 11-10-2012 03:05 AM

Bristlenose feeding schedule
 
I have a BN pleco that is probably close to full grown. I feed NLS algae wafers and zucchini . She never eats the whole wafer. How often does she need to be fed?

Captain Jim Dandy 11-10-2012 03:39 AM

I'm going to guess you are giving at least one wafer every 24 hours. Even without the fresh vegetable he (or she) would be fine with that. Sometimes my pleco takes an 18 hour break from chow. Possibly reason being they don't need to gobble as there is no trouble.

marshallsea 11-10-2012 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain Jim Dandy (Post 1305104)
I'm going to guess you are giving at least one wafer every 24 hours. Even without the fresh vegetable he (or she) would be fine with that. Sometimes my pleco takes an 18 hour break from chow. Possibly reason being they don't need to gobble as there is no trouble.

Yes, I feed one wafer every night except on a night when I feed a veggie. I was wondering because it seems once in a while she seems to not eat. Thank you.

Tazman 11-10-2012 07:49 AM

Do you have any driftwood in the aquarium? If there is, it will munch on that overnight as well.

My BN plecos usually only eat every second day, I feed an algae wafer and sometimes it is still there in the morning, until I turn the tank lights on and then my cichlids devour it.

marshallsea 11-10-2012 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 1305159)
Do you have any driftwood in the aquarium? If there is, it will munch on that overnight as well.

My BN plecos usually only eat every second day, I feed an algae wafer and sometimes it is still there in the morning, until I turn the tank lights on and then my cichlids devour it.

Yes, I do have a piece of driftwood with teeth marks all over it. There's always most of the wafer left over. Maybe I should feed every other night.

Tazman 11-11-2012 10:54 AM

If there is visible chew marks on the driftwood, then yes perhaps cut down the feeding of the wafers.

marshallsea 11-11-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 1306702)
If there is visible chew marks on the driftwood, then yes perhaps cut down the feeding of the wafers.

Thank you.


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