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drpound2 04-26-2011 07:41 PM

molly and pleco
I have a molly in a tank with a rubber pleco and a bristlenose pleco. I was told to buy the sinking algae wafers for the plecos but the molly eats the entire thing and doesn't even allow the plecos to get some. Suggestions?
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Bluebirdnanny 04-26-2011 09:08 PM

Try putting some flake food on one end of the tank to attract the molly. Then turn out the light as you drop a wafer at the other end (where plecos hang out).

Pleco light to eat at night. My pleco is near the filter and so is his driftwood/cave. I feed my molly and platties at the opposite end then quickly turn out the light and drop a wafer at bentails end of tank. He grabs it and pulls it in his cave.

Now he sees me feed the mollies and runs to his area to wait the wafer fall. I actually drop it so it falls behind the filter side. He gets to eat in peace while they are eating the flakes....sometimes also the tetra granules. Which he also cleans up any leftovers of that.

drpound2 04-26-2011 09:11 PM

Thank you I will try this!
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Bluebirdnanny 04-27-2011 09:44 AM

You are welcome.

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