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Picklee 08-25-2007 02:20 PM

Pleco eating blood worms?
I fed my discus this morning (like every morning) live blood worms in a feeder cone. To my surprise, my pleco swam up to the top to see what all the commotion was about and latched himself onto the feeder con and started gobbling some blood worms up. I've never seen him do that, and I had thought that they were mostly herbivores. Interesting.

fish_4_all 08-25-2007 02:31 PM

Plecos will eat anything and I mean anything darn near. Mine, both common and BN would eat grindal worms, blood worms, blackworms, night crawlers, shrimp pellets, fish flakes, betta bites, crab bites, fruits, veggies, and on occassion would actually chew on some algae if it was really bored.

tophat665 08-25-2007 05:31 PM

Common Plecos (and Ancistrus and most other plecos too) need some protein in their diets. My bristlenoses love love love bloodworms, especially the females (who are more carnivorous than the males)

Lupin 08-25-2007 09:06 PM

Ditto on Chris and Tophat665. I used to have my BN feeding bloodworms and lashing at several other fish while it gobbles all the food.:shock:

jones57742 08-25-2007 10:37 PM


Just curious: what type of pleco do you have?


Picklee 08-26-2007 12:26 AM

Heh, honestly, I'm unsure. I rescued him a long time ago from (:evil:)Petsmart(:evil:). He's nothing fancy, although at times when he stretches his dorsal fin out, he resembles a sail fin pleco. But I'm sure he's not. I sold one of those the other day, a beautiful specimen.

jones57742 08-26-2007 02:58 AM


Once again just curious.

Could you post a photograph of this fish?


Picklee 08-26-2007 11:06 AM

Like I said, I think he's quite a common pleco.

fish_4_all 08-26-2007 12:32 PM

Thats look awefully stubby and compact for a common pleco, looks more like a royal or blunt nose pleco. Very beautiful specimen though. The colors are very sharp and defined. Awesome pattern too.

jones57742 08-26-2007 01:36 PM


Well shoot: I thought that I was finally getting better at Pleco identification but not much joy.

My best guess is

Although you did not note the dimensions of your 65G tank please refer to the ultimate size of this pleco.


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