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1 year ago #1
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Why did my Pleco. move the glow pebbles that are in the tank?

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1 year ago #2
NewFishKeeper29
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Well that could be as simple as he didn't like them where they were, or he wanted to graze under them. I have seen goldfish dig a hole in the gravel bed before.

Try putting them back and see if he moves them again.

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1 year ago #3
Crazy smith
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ok thanks I will try that I found it kind of funny because he put them in the darkest corner

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1 year ago #4
Joni
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Good answer NewFishkeeper29! Pleco move things. You may also find a rooted plant floating! Particularly in the mornings after they have been bombing around in the dark! your pleco needs other food besides relying on algae too! If he is seeking food whilst digging into the substrate it could be you need to offer him better food and a varied diet. Keep us posted!

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1 year ago #5
Crazy smith
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I give him algae discs either every day or every other along with sinking fish food.

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1 year ago #6
Joni
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They also like sliced cucumber, zucchini, blanched spinach, kale, and broccoli, melon rind with a small amount of flesh left on. Sinking shrimp pellets. And snail jello! Recipe is onthis website! Hope this helped!

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1 year ago #7
Crazy smith
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thanks

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1 year ago #8
Joni
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Very welcome! Enjoy the website Crazy smith! Anymore questions just let us know!

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1 year ago #9
Crazy smith
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will do

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1 year ago #10
Joni
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Did your pleco move anymore items around? Just a quick thought. The food items can be clipped to the glass with a fish clip or placed on the bottom anchored down but remove them after 12 hours or so... put it in before you go to bed and take out in morning. I just didnt want to foul your water!

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1 year ago #11
Crazy smith
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he did he moved the pebbles to two corners and than moved a plant even after I gave him an algae disc?

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1 year ago #12
Joni
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He is rooting around after dark! You either have a hungry pleco who needs more than algae or.... you have a very busy guy! read the ingredients on your wafers... for example Omega One wafers have more than "meal" products, they actually contain meat protiens. Plus he needs the roughage as well. How big is he and how long have you had him?

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1 year ago #13
Crazy smith
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he is maybe 3in. and I have had him for maybe 1 1/2 months

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1 year ago #14
Joni
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What are the first 3 ingredients in your algae wafers?

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1 year ago #15
Crazy smith
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Wheat flour, Wheat middlings, and Dehulled soybean meal.......I am new at this lol

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1 year ago #16
Joni
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But smart enough to jump on here and ask a question! So, how soon can we upgrade his diet? Omega One or Hikari or New Life Spectrum are great brands. He needs the vegies as well. Did you know he can grow to be 24" ?
Crazy, you should think about becoming a member! It is free, they ask limited information and no spammers or soliciting! You will have access to more areas of the forum as a member too. I really like that you asked the question! Plus, beings as you are new at this we can help get you through any bumps you may encounter. Think about it!
vegie clips are a product that is sold to hold vegies for fish and snails etc. They usually cost about $2 or $3. You let us know if you have any other questions okay?

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1 year ago #17
Crazy smith
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ok thank

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1 year ago #18
Crazy smith
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would veggie rounds work well the brand is omega one?

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1 year ago #19
Joni
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Yes. They are a good product. But Mr. Pleco will still require some fresh vegetation as well. I am thinking you should name him as he may be the star in many future posts!

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1 year ago #20
Crazy smith
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his name is Sméagol lol my bf loves harry potter lol and ok sounds great thanks

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1 year ago #21
Joni
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Great name!! You are welcome.

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1 year ago #22
Crazy smith
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I have noticed that my Sméagol has once again moved the glow pebbles... why is he putting them in the dark spots? :confused:

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1 year ago #23
Joni
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You would be shocked at how busy they are after we go to sleep!

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1 year ago #24
crazy smith
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so its normal and nothing weird

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1 year ago #25
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Haha! No it is weird but then so are pleco! wait till he starts tearing up your plants and you find a perfectly lovely rooted plant.... floating! Just stuff it back in your substrate. Unless you see him breathing hard, not moving much, spinning in tight circles instead of swimming. Not suctioning. He is fine. Just remember he needs alot to eat. Alot of them die due to malnutrition and poor water quality. Sure hope this is helping!

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1 year ago #26
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Thats exactly right Joni My BN pleco digs under his driftwood so much I have to pick it up of the bottom glass at least once a week.

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1 year ago #27
Joni
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is that Nera on your profile picture?
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1 year ago #28
Amber
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Indeed it is, the toublesome little thing

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1 year ago #29
crazy smith
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thanks

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1 year ago #30
Joni
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Any new developments?

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