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Old 08-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #11 
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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).
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #12 
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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.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #13 
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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.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:00 PM   #14 
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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.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:01 PM   #15 
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awee. hm. he'll get used to you :)
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:39 PM   #16 
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Feed him in the night and get away from the tank, they are nocturnal and can be shy at times.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #17 
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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.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #18 
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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.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #19 
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Damn, i know that feeling. I had a bala once he wouldnt eat a damn thing for a month or so.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #20 
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i'm so sorry :( you did what you could, maybe he was sick.
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