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I have a planted tank that has one clown pleco and 3 ottos.
When I first got the tank, I would feed them cucumber and zucchini as supplements and they would go nuts for it. Clown plecos need protein though, so I started putting small bits of wafers with high protein content for him, but now the only thing any of the fish will touch is the wafers, even if presented with just vegetables to eat for a week. Is there some other kind of food I can give that's not too protein packed? I'm kinda worried about the ottos getting what they need.

Also same question about an angel fish but reversed.

I have a calico angelfish that will only eat flakes. I've raised angelfish before, and never have I had one actively upturn their nose at shrimp and slow falling pellets before. Dumb guy acts like he's scared of the shrimp (and he's not skittish). Is there other alternatives for Angelfish so I can give him food with less plant matter?
 

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I have a planted tank that has one clown pleco and 3 ottos.
When I first got the tank, I would feed them cucumber and zucchini as supplements and they would go nuts for it. Clown plecos need protein though, so I started putting small bits of wafers with high protein content for him, but now the only thing any of the fish will touch is the wafers, even if presented with just vegetables to eat for a week. Is there some other kind of food I can give that's not too protein packed? I'm kinda worried about the ottos getting what they need.

Also same question about an angel fish but reversed.

I have a calico angelfish that will only eat flakes. I've raised angelfish before, and never have I had one actively upturn their nose at shrimp and slow falling pellets before. Dumb guy acts like he's scared of the shrimp (and he's not skittish). Is there other alternatives for Angelfish so I can give him food with less plant matter?
I wouldnt worry about the Otos, if they were not getting enough greens/biofilm they wouldn't survive. Thats why it is often recommended that they shouldn't be added to an immature aquarium, they feed of algae, dead plant matter, biofilm, etc...


Clown Plecos will go nutzo for frozen blood-worms or freeze-dried blackworms, The freeze-dried blackworms are more protein enriched, though. A better staple diet. I buy the freeze-dried blackworms with spirulina- you will get a lean protein and a green-stuff rich with marine algae. A superior green source as opposed to terrestrial greens ( like spinach, for instance). The clown pleco will, like the Oto, also graze on some algae/biofilm in the aquarium rich in microorganisms. This should round out the diet well- although, you could still rotate with the wafers.



The good thing about the freeze-dried blackworms with spirulina is they are also loved by Angelfish. I use them as a staple diet ( along with a high quality flake food Like new Life Spectrum) for both my Angels as well as my discus.



Here is a source for the black-worms: https://www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Foods-Inc-Blackworms-California/dp/B01BYUR9GW
 

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My husband had a dwarf puffer that wouldn't eat dwarf shirmp-even the shrimplets! Tossed in 5-7 as a snack ended up with a 200+ colony. Would see shrimplet swim by his face and adults ride on his head O.O Only thing he'd eat were live snails and live black worms.
 
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