Young Albino BN Pleco - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 05:30 PM
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
Posts: 2,692
I recently purchased a young BN. I'm having the same issues as you. He avoids veggies, barely touches wafers, and clings to the glass for dear life.

However it might be due to snails beating him to the algae wafers (I gotta say, it's a great way to get rid of them).
Silverfang is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleWatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: In progress to California
Posts: 636
I've had my boy for a week today, and he hasn't touched anything I've given him. I dunno what to do anymore. Every couple days I'll drop in an algae wafer, but maybe I'm just giving it to him too early, as I've read they're nocturnal. Perhaps, by the time he does want to eat, they're too squishy for him, so he won't. Tonight I"m going to try dropping a wafer in about a half hour after I turn out the lights, see if maybe that does the trick.

Watty's Whimsical Webs and Wigglers - Photography Thread
Welcome to the Jungle! - Tank Upgrade/Journal Thread
LittleWatty is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,108
My boy must be weird then. He's a giant pig, and eats all that he can find.

He's been here for a few months though.

~bekah
i like fish and piercings and yarn
http://freshwaterfish.tumblr.com
i <3 snails
55 gallon planted journal

ukuleles djembes and happiness
djembekah is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleWatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: In progress to California
Posts: 636
Yeah, I've heard Pleco's can be pigs once they actually settle in and learn who's going to be feeding them (much like our beloved bettas XD). Mine just seems reluctant to get to know me. Swims away whenever I find him, and he happens to be close to the glass.

Watty's Whimsical Webs and Wigglers - Photography Thread
Welcome to the Jungle! - Tank Upgrade/Journal Thread
LittleWatty is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,108
awee. hm. he'll get used to you :)

~bekah
i like fish and piercings and yarn
http://freshwaterfish.tumblr.com
i <3 snails
55 gallon planted journal

ukuleles djembes and happiness
djembekah is offline  
post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Member
 
Pilot00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 420
Feed him in the night and get away from the tank, they are nocturnal and can be shy at times.

Dedicated to a soul, i let go away ages ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpD5_c2j1OM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iETRC2lURxs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si-Fxoz3qTI
Contact at: lordimmolator@hotmail.com
Plz add in the mail title from Bettafish.com!
Pilot00 is offline  
post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleWatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: In progress to California
Posts: 636
Well, I tried giving him an algae wafer about an hour after I shut the lights off last night. Didn't touch it. In fact, it looked like he hadn't moved all night, as he was in the exact same spot I found him in before bed.

Watty's Whimsical Webs and Wigglers - Photography Thread
Welcome to the Jungle! - Tank Upgrade/Journal Thread
LittleWatty is offline  
post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleWatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: In progress to California
Posts: 636
Well, I found it dead this afternoon. Starved to death, I guess. Had it a week, and it wouldn't touch anything I gave it. Time to go take it back. Might get another pleco at a later date and hope I have better luck.

Watty's Whimsical Webs and Wigglers - Photography Thread
Welcome to the Jungle! - Tank Upgrade/Journal Thread
LittleWatty is offline  
post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Member
 
Pilot00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 420
Damn, i know that feeling. I had a bala once he wouldnt eat a damn thing for a month or so.

Dedicated to a soul, i let go away ages ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpD5_c2j1OM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iETRC2lURxs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si-Fxoz3qTI
Contact at: lordimmolator@hotmail.com
Plz add in the mail title from Bettafish.com!
Pilot00 is offline  
post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,108
i'm so sorry :( you did what you could, maybe he was sick.

~bekah
i like fish and piercings and yarn
http://freshwaterfish.tumblr.com
i <3 snails
55 gallon planted journal

ukuleles djembes and happiness
djembekah is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome