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!
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!
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!
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?
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?
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!