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PostSubject: What to feed baby bristle nose plecos?   Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:57 pm

My bristle nose plecos have bred, but did not want to raise them so I stepped in and I have managed to get just over 50 babies to hatch with an airpump. They are 8 days old now and all looking very nice and brown, what should I feed them? Also what are some good foods for the parents to get them in breeding condition again
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed baby bristle nose plecos?   Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:37 pm

Cucumber or courgette, raw. Cut of a big slice or chunk and put a tea spoon or something else made of stainless steel through it so it sinks.

Just take it out and replace it if it looks like it's well soggy or it's going to fall apart. Mine is eaten before it gets to this stage and i just hook out the weights and the skins. (I get through 2 cucumbers and a bag of courgettes a week for my 3 tanks.) A bit of garlic (finely chopped or pressed) every now and then will do them good as well.

Some owners like using sweet potato (blanched) and I know others feed peas (thawed out with shell off).

I feed Hikari algae wafers and cucumber/ courgette to mine adults and the babies just get stuck in beside them without any bother.

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PostSubject: Re: What to feed baby bristle nose plecos?   Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:28 pm

same thing i feed the adults Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What to feed baby bristle nose plecos?   Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:03 pm

My juvies prefer no salt added green beans cut length wise. This is by far their favorite over cucumber or zucchinni. My adults however prefer the zucchinni hands down! Neither my adults nor juvies really like cucumber. Also just as "maintainence" I feed them deshelled peas once every week or two. Hope this helps!
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed baby bristle nose plecos?   Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:09 am

mine like thawed peas (takes them awhile to eat it up) and swarm for algae wafers
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed baby bristle nose plecos?   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:55 am

I feed my fry spirulina powder its easy for them to gobble up and they grow really quickly the downside is it causes bacterial blooms really easily so I do 50 percent water changes daily on my fry tanks to make sure my water stays really clean I also feed green beans zucchini cucumber and several types of algae wafers to give them plenty of diversity
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PostSubject: in China   Wed May 20, 2015 1:59 am

I feed adults and fry the same, but i think the fry prefer boiled spinach. By far and away broccoli stems boiled and cut lengthwise is everybody's favorite, but it makes the water smell bad so I only use it occasionally. A good algae wafer is always enjoyed, but watch out . some they just do not like nor eat.

I give they a few pieces of finely shaved cooked roast beef about once a fortnight. Adults and fry all scarf on it until it is gone... about 4 days for a piece about the size of a dime as thin as I can cut it.

When I lived in Ohio I had a asparagus patch. I raised hundreds of broods with that too, but it takes them a while to get used to it.

Problem with cucumber is that it floats, All that i mentioned above does not.

Oh, I kill and smash up every snail I can find and i think they munch on them too.
They do not seem to like any kind of worm I have put in for them to eat.

I raise black and calico BN LF here in China. I have not seen any calico's here except mine.
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