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Author Topic: Baaby BN Feeding  (Read 3418 times)
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« on: January 19, 2014, 02:01:48 PM »

Good topic Russ and a great day to start it.

Any help on anything special I should be feeding my new Baby BN Plecos would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 04:33:18 PM »

In a nutshell, they would eat the same things their parents do. They would eat the same fiber-based foods. Fine spirulina powdered foods, vegie scraps and leftover live or frozen foods. If the little guys were being maintained in their own grow-out tank, delivering the foods would of coarse be easier.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 05:20:06 PM »

Thanks Russ
Would be good it they were in a grow out tank, then I wouldn't have to try and catch them out of an 80g! I will get some Spirulina tomorrow. I feed everything else.

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 10:00:05 AM »

I always fed mine lightly blanched peas, popped out of their shells and broken into small pieces. They loved them. You can supplement with crumbled algae wafers too, or any other sinking foods. Raw veggies might be a bit tough for the tiny ones, but lightly cooked ones are usually taken eagerly.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 08:01:49 PM »

I have been giving a lot of canned green beans to all my plecos. They devour them.
I finally saw the larger of the babies yesterday. He is at least 1 1/2" like Hubby said! Now I do know he hadn't had too many beer!
I will be getting some more hiding spots for them as I noticed Dad being a jerk today and chased mom out of their house. That's next on my fish buying things!

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 10:37:13 PM »

Dad booted mom out because there are eggs in there  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 06:56:17 AM »

 :uhoh:Ok it took them about a year to get it right now they can't stop! When I clean the tank this weekend I will look and see. If so I better get my qt tank set up real soon! These little guys are going to be hard to get out of that big tank when the time comes to re home them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 08:45:11 AM »

happy Once you get a successful breeding pair, they'll keep you in fry for a long time. Don't disturb Dad if he's sitting on eggs. He'll take good care of the eggs and newly hatched fry. They're on their own once they start leaving the nest, which is a good time to separate them if you need to.

I'm envious. I haven't had a breeding pair of BNs for years. Pleco fry are hands down the cutest babies in the fish world. Smiley
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