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Bob A 20-04-2003 06:15 AM

plecos eating cabomba
 
I've been working toward getting my 55g heavily planted for a while now. At
the moment I have cabomba and a sword, both were doing very well, but a week
or so ago the cabomba stems were becoming almost bare. I suspected someone
was eating them, and I have seen at least one of my two plecostomus
hypostomus fish apparantly doing so.

I have been feeding with sinking wafers which they seem to enjoy. Nothing
has changed that I know of. Any ideas why they suddenly are eating the
cabomba? And does this mean they will be eating other plants I buy?

thanks,

bob



Philip Ash 20-04-2003 06:15 AM

plecos eating cabomba
 
Bob,

I suggest, the plecos have decided the cabomba is tastier or they are
hungry.
Try feeding them veggies. Cucumber , Peas etc. You will find much info on
the web about potential foods.
That may satisfy them.


Phil.

"Bob A" wrote in message
...
I've been working toward getting my 55g heavily planted for a while now.

At
the moment I have cabomba and a sword, both were doing very well, but a

week
or so ago the cabomba stems were becoming almost bare. I suspected someone
was eating them, and I have seen at least one of my two plecostomus
hypostomus fish apparantly doing so.

I have been feeding with sinking wafers which they seem to enjoy. Nothing
has changed that I know of. Any ideas why they suddenly are eating the
cabomba? And does this mean they will be eating other plants I buy?

thanks,

bob





Bruce Geist 20-04-2003 06:15 AM

plecos eating cabomba
 
I have a bristlenose pleco that has been nothing but trouble to me for the
past 2 years. Despite being well fed, he massacres my Amazon swords.
Sorry to hear about your Cambomba..

I know some people are able to keep bristlenose plecos in heavily planted
tanks, but I have not had good luck. I will stick with SAEs and ottos,
unless someone lets me in on the secret to keeping plecos from eating
plants. I am all ears..

-Bruce Geist


Bob A wrote in message
...
I've been working toward getting my 55g heavily planted for a while now.

At
the moment I have cabomba and a sword, both were doing very well, but a

week
or so ago the cabomba stems were becoming almost bare. I suspected someone
was eating them, and I have seen at least one of my two plecostomus
hypostomus fish apparantly doing so.

I have been feeding with sinking wafers which they seem to enjoy. Nothing
has changed that I know of. Any ideas why they suddenly are eating the
cabomba? And does this mean they will be eating other plants I buy?

thanks,

bob





Bruce Geist 20-04-2003 06:15 AM

plecos eating cabomba
 
I will try it. Thanks. -Bruce Geist
redled wrote in message
...
Try feeding your pleco some vegetables. Most like spinach or cucumber.

Just
boil it in the microwave for a couple of minutes (in the case of cucumber,
take the skin off of a slice too) and then it will sink.

In article , "Bruce Geist"
wrote:
I have a bristlenose pleco that has been nothing but trouble to me for

the
past 2 years. Despite being well fed, he massacres my Amazon swords.
Sorry to hear about your Cambomba..

I know some people are able to keep bristlenose plecos in heavily planted
tanks, but I have not had good luck. I will stick with SAEs and ottos,
unless someone lets me in on the secret to keeping plecos from eating
plants. I am all ears..

-Bruce Geist


Bob A wrote in message
...
I've been working toward getting my 55g heavily planted for a while

now.
At
the moment I have cabomba and a sword, both were doing very well, but a

week
or so ago the cabomba stems were becoming almost bare. I suspected

someone
was eating them, and I have seen at least one of my two plecostomus
hypostomus fish apparantly doing so.

I have been feeding with sinking wafers which they seem to enjoy.

Nothing
has changed that I know of. Any ideas why they suddenly are eating the
cabomba? And does this mean they will be eating other plants I buy?

thanks,

bob





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