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hes still young, got him from mykiss and forgot to ask what he eats

ive heard yams and put a slice in but hes not touching it, should i boil it first?

any other suggestions? i have some baby spinach in the house too...
 

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be patient with the yams mine took a bit to get a like for them. Make sure they are anchored to the bottom (try a fork or very dull knife(stainless of course)). Yams seem to last awhile in my tanks without going bad also maybe 2 days max.
mine also like algae flakes, algae wafers, basic flakes,zuchinni, cucumber peeled,romaine lettuce leaves.
make sure they are anchored and not floating floating or only a really aggressive or hungry BN will go after it.
watch out with zuchinni and cucumber as they can turn fast and go bad also maybe 1 day max.
reference at planet catfish also.
My baby longfin and 144 seem to like romaine and algae flakes best.

just edited my post I realized Wheels was right about the time for zuchinni and yam. I tied leaving a yam for 3 days and it didnt look so hot.
 

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I feed mine cucumbers, zucchini and algae wafers.
 

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I would suggest you PM pat (mykiss) and ask him what he fed them before. I am assuming zucchini.

Fork in a piece of zucchini in the evening and see if some part of it is eaten in the morning. If that doesn't work, add a piece of romaine lettuce in the tank.
 

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Yams can last 2 days without fouling if you do not cook them first. I just cut a raw one in half and throw it in the tank with the screwcumbers to weigh them down. Might want to only use a slice with a single pleco though. :D

Zucchini should not be left more than 12 hours as they foul the water.
 

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i let him out of the breeder box he was in and hes going nuts on all the algae thats in the tank on my rocks and stuff, he seems quite happy now that hes out of the breeder box. and all of the cichlids are leaving him alone, mission success!
 

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Weird, I dont really feed my plecs, thought they ate the algea and will suck on the logs in the tank. On occation Ive thrown in some waffers, but other then that not really much of anything, They dont look like there starving tho.
 
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