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Title: my pleco
Post by: josh WM on February 03, 2008, 09:51:35 PM
I was a little bored of just feeding my pleco (about 4-5inches long) and wanted to try lima beans. is this okay???
 Thanks!!!!!!!!
 Josh WM :me:


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: Gopi on February 03, 2008, 09:59:52 PM
Go for it. Make sure they are peeled and cooked.


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: Kim on February 03, 2008, 10:00:14 PM
no harm in it that I know of but just one, to see if he eats it. Lima beans are starchy and I think would pollute the tank if left long.


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: josh WM on February 03, 2008, 10:26:56 PM
thanks ! as long as it wont hurt him! i just put them in. he hasnt spotted it yet...but the other fish have,,, :)


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: gomezaddams on February 04, 2008, 12:05:56 AM
My fish get all kinds of veggies,fresh,frozen cooked or canned.I thing green beans are the all around favorite


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: josh WM on February 05, 2008, 10:57:31 AM
thanks for the reply! i just got 2 more cichlids this weekones a yellow lab, the other i cant remember :). but it seemed like they where the first to try the lima bean out...sadly i couldnt see my pleco eat the lima bean but its gone so he must of enjoyed it! :happy:


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: elizabeth on February 05, 2008, 02:28:27 PM
My plecos love a slice of squash and carrots as well as algae pellets ..


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: josh WM on February 05, 2008, 06:37:38 PM
what do u do to prepare carrots? That sounds like  a healthy yummy treat for my pleco. and maby my peppered cory and algae eater. ANy other yummy treats for plecos are welcomed to be shared.! TY!! :fish20:

P.S. Ive never gotton a reply about putting pictures into posts how do you?
Thanks!!! ;)


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: secorneli on February 05, 2008, 07:20:59 PM
I microwave the carrot for 50 seconds on high.  Cool it under water.  Then use an elastic to tie it to a rock and put it on the tank bottom.  Not only the plecos eat this; I've seen my tetras, gouramis and angelfish having a nibble too.


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: josh WM on February 05, 2008, 11:57:57 PM
should i like slice it or whole?


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: josh WM on February 06, 2008, 10:12:56 PM
thanks for the edvice i plan on feeding him a corrot tonight as his meal tomarro is bloodworm day so..he might eat those but i will probely give him an algae wafer in case... :happy:HIs is still really shy ive had him for mounths is this normal??
 THANKS!!
Josh WM  :happy_dance_01: :jam2:


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: fishbuddy on February 07, 2008, 05:52:29 PM
It is probably a good sign that you don't see him very often. This is his normal behavior, at least during the day. Mine inhabits a region I call "Pleco Mountain" and I only see his tail stick out once in a while. The food disappears, so I don't worry. I think he is cooking up plans to rule the world.  :uhoh:


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: RTR...Grumpy Ole Fogie on February 08, 2008, 12:13:56 AM
Lima beans were my food of choice for rearing the fry of the 'twig' ans sturisoma cats, threaded onto cotton thread and hanging in the water column.  If I ever do that again, I'll use agar with spirulina powder, which I understand is better for them.


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: Kim on February 08, 2008, 12:38:12 AM
that's very interesting Robert.

I have a female bn that I only see about twice a year, she has a two foot long hollow log that she lives in,  the older they get the more hidey they tend to be.

Gonna tear down and rearrange that tank soon so I'll find out then if she's still alive. I have no idea what she eats or when. I just throw food that way and hope the other fish leave some for her.


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: RTR...Grumpy Ole Fogie on February 08, 2008, 12:00:03 PM
My BNs "know" when it is feeding time and come out.  If yours is bashful, check (with a flashlight, not too bright) after lights out. 


Title: Re: my pleco
Post by: Kim on February 08, 2008, 01:55:37 PM
I did see her tail sticking out of the log about a month ago! I count that as a sighting, lol.

I bet you're right, I bet she is coming out at feeding time but it's in the back corner behind the log where I can't see her for all the plants, plus if she sees me, she'll dive for cover.

sometimes I make my tanks too fish friendly, lol.