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Home > Top 12 Plecostomus Fish Foods for Aquarium Catfish

Top 12 Plecostomus Fish Foods for Aquarium Catfish

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Top Plecostomus Fish Foods
 

The top Plecostomus fish foods contain at least 30 percent animal protein, usually a mix of fish meal, krill meal, and Spirulina as well as certain vitamins and minerals. The best pleco catfish foods consist of stabilized Vitamin C. Wondering about catfish diets? This review will help with what and how to feed Plecostomus. Plecostomus food vegetables include cucumbers and zucchini but there are a number of complete nutrition pleco foods on the market, let’s take a look at them below.

 
Are you wondering how to feed Plecostomus? Well the good news is there many brands of Plecostomus fish food to choose from. Many people prefer to prepare Plecostomus food vegetables themselves but now there foods available that provide a complete source of nutrition. Learn about Plecostmus fish food from the top 12 brands on the market today.
 
Pleco fish, otherwise known as the Plecostomus, are one of the most popular aquarium catfish species in the hobby. The actually formal name for this catfish is Hypostomus Plecostomus. Pleco catfish are available in many different species and they can range from small to very large species sporting beautiful fins and vibrant color patterns.
 
Because Plecostomus are omnivorous feeders and will consume algae, aquatic plants, small crustaceans and other items. As they are considered herbivorous as well it’s no surprise that a line of products has blossomed just for catfish especially targeting algae and Spirulina. With that said many catfish food manufacturers’ produce alge and Spirulina based wafers, sinking pellets and crisps just for them. In fact we reviewed 12 Catfish food brands for their benefits and features below.
 
These complete foods are concentrated with algae specifically targeting tropical bottom feeders like Plecotomus catfish. Many of these foods are now available in re-sealable bags and containers and are enriched with vegetable proteins and Spirulina algae which mimic their natural diets. Other benefits are pleco foods are now designed to be slow dissolving with no preservatives and no hormones. They even make a block for slow release feedings perfect for vacation use.
 
The top pleco foods for aquarium fish contain Spirulina algae or algae in general as significant base, as well as certain vitamins and minerals. The best Plecostomus foods consist of small pellets or wafers both of which are sinking and dissolve slowly.
 

Hikari Algae Wafers

Buy Hikari Algae WafersVegetable-loving fish will enjoy the complete nutrition packed into Algae Wafers. This powerful formula is rich in nutrients and stabilized vitamin C to promote resistance to stress and immunity to infectious disease, while still providing total nutrition! The sinking design makes it ideal for bottom-feeders like Plecostomus and of course: algae eaters.
 
Ingredients
 
Fish Meal, Wheat Flour, Wheat Germ Meal, Starch, Dried Seaweed Meal, Dried Bakery Product, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate Dehydrated, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Soybean Meal, Fish Oil, Krill Meal, Spirulina, Garlic, Dl-Methionine, Chlorella, Astaxanthin, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), Inositol, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Oil, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Disodium Phosphate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Blue 2 (Artificial Color).
 
Hikari Algae Wafers Rapidly Sinking Wafer Free Shipping

Hikari Algae Wafers Rapidly Sinking Wafer Free Shipping
   $5.95
Hikari Algae Wafers 2.89oz

Hikari Algae Wafers 2.89oz
   $8.09
Hikari Algae Wafers Sinking .70oz to 2.2# Want It For Less? LOOK INSIDE TO SAVE

Hikari Algae Wafers Sinking .70oz to 2.2# Want It For Less? LOOK INSIDE TO SAVE
   $7.49
 

Zoo Med Pleco Banquet Block

Buy Zoo Med Pleco Banquet BlockA ZooMed Pleco Banquet block is ideal as a vacation feeder or as a supplemental food for difficult eaters. Time-release food block is made especially for catfish and other sucker-mouth type catfish. Algae, spirulina, calcium, magnesium, and wood fiber provide all the essential nutrients needed for bottom dwellers. One Banquet Block feeds 2 to 3 small catfish or 1 medium to large catfish. Perfect for saltwater or freshwater tanks.
 
Ingredients
 
Calcium Sulfate, Plankton, Powdered Cellulose, Spirulina Algae, Magnesium Sulfate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (stabilized Vitamin C), Thiamine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Beta Carotene.
 
(5 Pack) Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Blocks

(5 Pack) Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Blocks
   $7.73
Zoo Med Pleco Banquet Food Block Free Shipping

Zoo Med Pleco Banquet Food Block Free Shipping
   $4.95
5 Pack Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Blocks

5 Pack Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Blocks
   $7.41
 

Cobalt Aquatics Algae Wafers

 
Buy Cobalt Aquatics Algae WafersCobalt Algae Wafers are a nutritionally balanced sinking feed, formulated for palatability, digestibility and minimal tank waste. Perfect for bottom feeding aquatic herbivores, such as plecos and other algae eaters. A mix of marine and plant based ingredients are combined to sink quickly and soften slowly, allowing time for shy nocturnal animals to feed and reduce waste in the aquarium. Enhanced with immunostimulants and high levels of vitamin C to strengthen the immune system. Will not cloud water.
 
Ingredients
 
Fish Meal, Wheat, Rice Flour, Wheat Bran, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Germ Meal, Spirulina, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Cress, Spinach, Dried Brewers Yeast, Soy Lecithin, Pea By-Product Meal, Dried Kelp, Shrimp Meal, Krill Meal, L-Lysine, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Iron Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Supplement), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, L-Ascorbyl- 2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Dl-Methionine, Artificial Color.
 
Mixed Size Wafers  of  Spirulina, Algae, Wafers for Plecos, Catfish

Mixed Size Wafers of Spirulina, Algae, Wafers for Plecos, Catfish
   $8.99
Cobalt Aquatics Algae Grazers Wafer, 48 oz

Cobalt Aquatics Algae Grazers Wafer, 48 oz
   $64.64
Cobalt Aquatics Algae Grazers wafer, 25 lb

Cobalt Aquatics Algae Grazers wafer, 25 lb
   $264.71
 

TetraVeggie Algae Wafers

 
Buy TetraVeggie Algae WafersThis nutritionally balanced, all vegetable diet is ideal for Plecostomus, and an excellent supplement for all bottom feeding fish. Patented, state-of-the-art extrusion technology allows a staple diet and concentrated algae center to be melded into one. An excellent way to offer vegetable variety, these innovative wafers also contain Tetra's patented, health enhancing ProCare blend. Packaged in stand-up, re-sealable, pouch bags.
 
Ingredients
 
Wheat Germ Meal, Feeding Oat Meal, Corn Starch, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Cellulose, Potato Protein, Dried Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Algae Meal, Soybean Oil, Monobasic Calcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Yeast Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, A-Tocopherol-Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Palmitate (Source of Vitamin A), Biotin, Cyanocobalamin (Source of Vitamin B12), Cholecalciferol (Source of Vitamin D3), Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Cobalt Nitrate Hexahydrate, Color Includes: Blue No. 2 Lake, Yellow No. 5 Lake, Yellow No. 6 Lake, and Ethoxyquin as a preservative.
 
Tetra TetraVeggie Algae Wafers Clear Water Formula

Tetra TetraVeggie Algae Wafers Clear Water Formula
   $6.99
Tetra TetraVeggie Plecowafers Algae Wafers, Diet for Algea Eaters, 3.03 oz

Tetra TetraVeggie Plecowafers Algae Wafers, Diet for Algea Eaters, 3.03 oz
   $5.54
TetraVeggie Algae Wafers Balanced Diet for Algae Eaters Fish & Aquatic Pets Food

TetraVeggie Algae Wafers Balanced Diet for Algae Eaters Fish & Aquatic Pets Food
   $5.87
 

Marineland Algae Wafers

 
Buy Marineland Algae WafersMarineland Zucchini and algae meal make these extra-large sinking wafers simply irresistible to all your veggie-loving bottom-feeding fish. These highly nutritious, Vitamin-C-fortified sinking wafers provide substrate grazers of all sizes the nutrients essential for superior growth and long-term health. Easy-feed Marineland Algae Wafers will not affect water clarity. Extra-large sinking wafer food rich in zucchini and algae meal for veggie-loving bottom-feeding fish. Highly nutritious and fortified with Vitamin C for superior fish growth and long-term fish health.
 
Ingredients
 
Wheat Germ Meal, Feeding Oat Meal, Corn Starch, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Cellulose, Potato Protein, Dried Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Algae Meal, Soybean Oil, Zucchini, Monobasic Calcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Yeast Extract, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), A-Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (source of Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Palmitate (source of Vitamin A), Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cholecalciferol (source of Vitamin D3), Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Cobalt Acetate. Added Color: Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake. Ethoxyquin (as a preservative).
 
Marineland Algae Wafers with Zucchini

Marineland Algae Wafers with Zucchini
   $4.86
Aquaria Food Prem Algae Wafer 3.5Z

Aquaria Food Prem Algae Wafer 3.5Z
   $10.59
 

Spirulina Veggie Algae Wafers Pleco Catfish Food 1/2 LB YFS

Buy veggie wafers yfsA hard and compact wafer these will last a while allowing your bottom feeders a chance to feed. A wafer is a good choice when there are faster top feeders who hog all the food. Feed our Veggie Wafers to plecos, catfish, loaches or any omnivorous bottom feeding fish that appreciate veggies in their diet.
 
Ingredients
 
Wheat Flour, Fish Meal, Wheat Germ, Alfalfa Meal, Soy Meal, Mixture of Plants and Vegetables Including: Seaweed, Spirulina, Celery, Carrots, Squash, Spinach and Broccoli, Dried Spirulina, Plankton, Shrimp & Krill Meal Mix. Vitamin/Mineral supplements & Stabilized Vitamin "C", No Preservative. Guaranteed Analysis 35% Protein 6% Fat 5% Fiber 6% Moisture.
 
Spirulina Veggie Algae Wafers Pleco Catfish Tropical Bulk Fish Food ONE LB YFS

Spirulina Veggie Algae Wafers Pleco Catfish Tropical Bulk Fish Food ONE LB YFS
   $13.75
Spirulina Veggie Algae Wafers Pleco Catfish Tropical Bulk Fish Food 1/2 LB YFS

Spirulina Veggie Algae Wafers Pleco Catfish Tropical Bulk Fish Food 1/2 LB YFS
   $8.75
Spirulina Veggie Algae Wafers Pleco Catfish Tropical Bulk Fish Food 1/4LB YFS

Spirulina Veggie Algae Wafers Pleco Catfish Tropical Bulk Fish Food 1/4LB YFS
   $6.55
 

Ocean Nutrition Algae Wafers

Buy Ocean Nutrition Algae WafersAlgae Wafers are a highly palatable, easily digestible sinking food for herbivorous bottom feeding fish such as Plecostomus. They are specially fortified with Spirulina algae, nutritionally complete and scientifically formulated to provide a balanced blend of all the proteins, vitamins, and minerals necessary for the healthy development of herbivorous bottom-feeders. Algae Wafers are made of the finest select ingredients under strict quality control to ensure that your fish receive the ultimate in nutrition.
 
Ingredients
 
Fish meal, soybean meal, wheat flour, broken rice, kelp meal, alfalfa, brewers yeast, salmon oil, wheat gluten, Spirulina, lecithin, minerals, vitamins [ascorbic acid (vita C), alpha-tocopherol acetate (vit E), vitamin A, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vit B2), folic acid, retinol (vita A), cholecalciferol (vit D3), biotin, cyanocobalamin (vita B12), menadione sodium bisulfite (vita K3)], amino acids and calcium propionate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative), ethoxyquin (preservative).
 
Ocean Nutrition 52505 Algae Wafers Frozen Food, 75g/2.6 oz

Ocean Nutrition 52505 Algae Wafers Frozen Food, 75g/2.6 oz
   $9.90
Ocean Nutrition-Algae Wafers 150g-Sinking Wafers For Herbivorous Bottom Feeders

Ocean Nutrition-Algae Wafers 150g-Sinking Wafers For Herbivorous Bottom Feeders
   $21.28
Algae Wafers ON09705 OCEAN NUTRITION

Algae Wafers ON09705 OCEAN NUTRITION
   $4.00
 

Sera Catfish Chips

 
Buy Sera Catfish ChipsSera Pleco’s Crisps are for any type of rasping catfish. Mainly herbivorous catfish such as the Loricariidae are optimally fed with these quickly sinking and shape retaining food chips. Even shy and fastidious catfish accept the food immediately. The integrated wood fibers perfectly imitate the natural diet and positively influence the digestion process. The food keeps its shape for a long time and does not cloud the water.
 
Ingredients
 
Contain Willow and Alder Wood essential for the health of your rasping catfish! Learn more.
 
Sera Catfish Chips Fish Food 3.3oz Wafers with Wood 250mL Fast Free USA Shipping

Sera Catfish Chips Fish Food 3.3oz Wafers with Wood 250mL Fast Free USA Shipping
   $11.99
Sera Catfish Chips

Sera Catfish Chips
   $13.79
Sera Catfish Chips Fish Food 1.3oz Wafers with Wood 100mL Fast Free USA Shipping

Sera Catfish Chips Fish Food 1.3oz Wafers with Wood 100mL Fast Free USA Shipping
   $9.99
 

Xtreme Aquatic Foods Cat Scrapers

 
Xtreme Aquatic Foods Cat ScrapersAlgae wafer - Spirulina blue-green algae, Green Pea, wood products to encourage natual eating habits. Promoted natural scraping habits of Plecos and other catfish. Green Pea Protein based, fast sinking, slow dissolving, wafer for Plecos and other herbivorous cats. Slow Dissolving. No Preservatives, No Hormones.
 
Ingredients
 
Green Pea, Fish Meal, Herring Meal, Kelp Meal, Shrimp Meal, Rice Meal, Spirulina, Brewers Dried Yeast, Paprika, Lecithin, Marigold Extract, Fish Oil, DL-Methionine, Canthaxanthin, Astaxanthin, Inositol, Beta Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, FD&C Red #40 Selenium Yeast, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium lodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D Supplement.
 
Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2171-F Cat Scrapers Fish Food

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2171-F Cat Scrapers Fish Food
   $18.94
Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2172-G Cat Scrapers Fish Food

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2172-G Cat Scrapers Fish Food
   $31.52
Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2168-A Cat Scrapers Fish Food, New, Free Shipping

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2168-A Cat Scrapers Fish Food, New, Free Shipping
   $11.99

Aqueon Algae Rounds

Aqueon Algae RoundsAqueon Algae Rounds contain natural vegetable sources, such as spirulina and kelp that algae eaters prefer. All the nutritional essential for a wide array of tropical fish. Balanced nutrition for daily feeding of Plecostomus and other algae eaters.
 
Ingredients
 
Whole Fish Meal (Whole salmon, herring & other mixed fishes), Whole Wheat Flour, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Spirulina, Soybean Meal, Whole Dried Krill, Kelp Meal, Wheat Gluten Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Fish Oil, Spinach, Garlic, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Calcium, Propionate (a preservative), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin A, Acetate, Cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3), Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Menadione Sodium Bisulphite Complex (source of vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Thiamine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, DL-Alphatocopherol (E), Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate.
 
Aqueon Algae Rounds Fish Food Tablets 3oz Pouch FAST FREE USA SHIPPING

Aqueon Algae Rounds Fish Food Tablets 3oz Pouch FAST FREE USA SHIPPING
   $7.99
Aqueon Algae Rounds Fish Food

Aqueon Algae Rounds Fish Food
   $7.72
Aqueon Algae Rounds Resalable Pouch 3oz  Free Shipping

Aqueon Algae Rounds Resalable Pouch 3oz Free Shipping
   $7.95

How To Buy

Justcichlids.com has hundreds of listings for nonperishable foods for aquarium catfish as well has hundreds of species of live catfish for sale. Start your search by entering a generic query like "pleco wafers" or a more specific query like "Hikari algae wafers" into the search box. Our built in search engine will show results for a large variety of Plecostomus fish food at the lowest prices online. Select the type of food based on pellets, wafers and crisps. Most catfish food are offered as sinking because catfish are bottom feeding scavengers but they will not hesitate to rise to the surface during feeding time. To improve a catfish's life span and enhance its health, look for fish food packed with algae or Spirulina and other vitamins like stabilized Vitamin C. Multiple varieties of Plecostomus food are available conveniently on JustCichlids.com.
 

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