Many plecs will consume wood as part of their natural diet. Some, such as royal plecs, will need a constant supply of bogwood as they grow. These large plecs (12”+) and other large wood grazers such as chubby plecs, will also eat a variety of fresh vegetable based food, as well as dry food. JBL Novo Pleco contains 10% wood fibre, and is an ideal sinking wafer for these larger species. Some other larger species, such as para plecs, require a more omnivorous diet as described above. Due to their size and the amount of waste they are capable of producing these species will need suitably large aquaria with very efficient filtration. It is always better to double check with us that the plec you’re interested in is suitable for your aquarium, a we can usually offer an alternative selection if required.