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I was just wondering after my little plecos start to get bigger and i have no algae how much do they eat?....like the algae wafers i mean.....i wafer for all 3?....wafers about 3/4" wide.....

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2 plecos are about 3" long and the other one is about 2" long....Thanks

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I keep a lot of dwarf bristlenose plecos and alternate feedings--every other day after I turn out the tank lights at night I drop in either a couple algae wafers (Hikari) or a piece of boiled zucchini. They zucchini really seems to make them thrive--you should try it some time. It's really neat. Even in a big tank (I have a 125 with 10 dwarf plecos) they find it almost right away and by morning, all 10 will be clustered right on top of it. For your three small plecos, one algae wafer at night should be fine...One other thought, since this is the planted tank board--I think the zucchini helps keep the plecos from eating some of my more tender-leaved plants!

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I never had much luck with those algae wafers. My plecos never ate them and they just sat at the bottom and dirtied the tank. I've found that once the tank is established and theres algae, a nice piece of driftwood will keep the plecos happy.
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Ugh! Don't put driftwood in a tank if you plan on the pleco eating algae! I put a dwarf pleco in my 10 gallon and ALL IT DID was eat the driftwood, I probably saw it twice in the month I had it. I returned it to the pet shop. I have a bushy-nose in my 55 driftwoodless planted tank and it does a nice job of eating algae.

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