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Brickywan-kenobi
04-12-2011, 03:06 AM
I have a clown loach and a pleco in a 25 gallon tank together, and the clown loach is willing to eat anything, anytime, including the algae wafers that I put in the tank. My pleco is shy, and will back down when my clown loach shows up, allowing it to eat the whole thing. What should i do?

The Grizz
04-12-2011, 04:06 AM
Don't think there is much to do there, clown loaches can get a little more aggressive when it comes to food then the pleco. Try some small seed or seedless cucumber, when I ran FW I feed my pleco's cuc's all the time. The biggest I had one grow was 18" long.

bignose
04-12-2011, 05:15 AM
Plecos eat driftwood it's part of their diet.

dsaundry
04-12-2011, 06:12 AM
you can always use egg crate to split tank at feeding or just throw a nice piece of mopani wood in.

Brickywan-kenobi
04-12-2011, 11:49 PM
thanks for the ideas, i will try them.