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Old 04-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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What veggies can you feed your fish?

For a general community, are there any good veggies to feed them. I feed cucumber and zuichinni for my ottos, but I have seen potatoes and broccoli being fed to community fish. How do you go about preparing potatoes? How do you/can you feed brocoli?
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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For a general community, are there any good veggies to feed them. I feed cucumber and zuichinni for my ottos, but I have seen potatoes and broccoli being fed to community fish. How do you go about preparing potatoes? How do you/can you feed brocoli?
Not sure about broccili or potatoes but mine love cucumber or shelled peas
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:18 AM   #3
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Thanks! My bolivians in particular seem to have a thing for cucumber
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I dont keep tropicals but I dont see why you cant try some of the same stuff I feed my goldies. Skip the potatoes (and corn)- they are very heavy on starches & not good for fish in general. Also skip spicy stuff such as onions or hot peppers. Any fresh/frozen cooked veggie pretty much is game (canned stuff has too much salt)- broccoli florets, cauliflower, zucchini, deshelled peas, aspargus heads, spinach, carrots, peppers, kale, turnip greens etc. I use a garlic press to crush tougher stuff such as carrots or peppers into bite-sized bits. Have fun experimenting with veggies!
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So....if I was to feed carrot, would I just need to boil it for a couple of minutes and then put it in the tank? It'd be kinda hard to make carrot small enough to fit in rummy or honey gourami mouths!!

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I use a garlic press. If you dont have one, you can pick up one at walmart/any chain store for a few bucks. You put the piece of carrot in it & squeeze! Nice little tiny bite-sized bits come out. One slice of carrot is enough to feed a whole tank & then some!
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I feed mine fresh cucumbers, zucchini, shelled peas, fresh spinach

Our koi get orange slices. We had a few articles that koi need the vitamin c and love oranges.
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