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Can I Import Algae?

Can I import algae? My clown pleco is hungry and all he has is a hunk of driftwood to eat.

And I hate bottom feeder pellets. For some reason they make my water smell.
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Add some vegetables to feed the pleco. Mine like peas
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Import algae? Keep your lights on for 12 hours and turn off the co2. Give it 3 days and your plecos will have and endless supply of food lol

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You could try nori sheets. That's the dry seaweed sheets used in making sushi. The SW fish people use it all the timje to feed fish that require a lot of algae in their diet.
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I don't see why you couldn't... Some people switch there plecos from one tank to another ever so often so they will always have plenty of food. If you take a piece of driftwood from a clean water source like another aquarium it should be fine.
It would be easier to just buy a zucchini and give him a slice every once and a while though.

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I have obnoxious neon caves that do great growing algae and have moved them from tank to tank to start algae in each new tank - works great. Walmart has them for about $2
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You could try nori sheets. That's the dry seaweed sheets used in making sushi. The SW fish people use it all the timje to feed fish that require a lot of algae in their diet.
That sounds fantastic. I eat that stuff like crackers anyway.
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