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nicky 11-09-2006 01:32 AM

HELP! the goldfish are eating my plecos food!!
HI. I have a 45 gallon bowfront tank with 3 fantail goldfish and a medium sized trinidad pleco....

My problem is that the goldfish are eating his food, and I don't know how else to feed him!

This is my routine.. I feed them before I go to bed and the lights are ususally off in the tank... I feed the goldfish in a front corner, and try to inconspicuosly drop the broken up dried algae wafers around the back of the tank where the pleco's hideout is... i try to drop it right infront but the goldfish find it keep eating it!

any ideas how I can ensure that he gets something to eat???? I've gone so far as to literally drop the wafers almost in his hideout to make sure he gets some, but the silly goldfish still got there before he does


Daz 11-09-2006 02:14 AM

Can you try a little cucumber. Dont think the GFs will be to interested it in.

Alexis 11-09-2006 11:37 AM

Zucchini, potatoes, melon, cucumber, and feed after lights out.
Good luck!

JouteiMike 11-09-2006 12:32 PM

I used to have the same problem. Make sure it's really dark so the goldfish can't see the wafers being dropped. The aquarium light may be off, but you could have your room light on and it still allows the goldfish to see. Also try cutting up some Zuchinni and weighing it down overnight.

FunkWeasel 11-09-2006 02:13 PM

Rubber band the vegies to a rock.

Tracy 11-10-2006 12:26 AM

My boyfriend had the same problem in his aquarium. I got him some larger algae wafers that the goldfish couldn't swallow as they sunk to the bottom after being dropped in. Now the plec gets plenty.

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