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Old 04-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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What veggies or fruits do you feed your fish?

I would like to provide my fish with a more varied diet, I'd like to know what veggies and/or fruits you feed your fish and how do you prepare/present them to your fish?

Also are there any veggies/fruits that you should not feed your fish?

Your suggestions are most appreciated!
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Cucumber, Zukuni, Peas, Spinach and Lettuce.
Not sure what not to feed.
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There is quite a good article on this if you look under the articles section.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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Cucumber, Zukuni, Peas, Spinach and Lettuce.
Not sure what not to feed.
How do you feed them spinach and lettuce? I tried spinach but none of the fish seemed interested, did you weigh the leaves down?

With the cucumber and zucchini did you leave the skin on? Also did you cook them a bit first?
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There is quite a good article on this if you look under the articles section.
Thanks for letting me know, I'll try and find it, still finding my way around the site
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Here I found the link:
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/veggies-for-your-fish/
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I would like to provide my fish with a more varied diet, I'd like to know what veggies and/or fruits you feed your fish and how do you prepare/present them to your fish?

Also are there any veggies/fruits that you should not feed your fish?

Your suggestions are most appreciated!
Hello Mel...

One of the best veggies, if not the best is minced garlic. I feed it to my Fancy Guppies and Corydoras. It's higher in vitamins than just about anything else and is a natural antibiotic.

You just want to feed the kind with no additives. Just get the garlic with water. This is the most nutritious.

Just use a spoon to mash up the bits of garlic and drop it into the tank. My fish really go for it.

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Thanks for the link it's exactly what I was looking for!
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Hello Mel...

One of the best veggies, if not the best is minced garlic. I feed it to my Fancy Guppies and Corydoras. It's higher in vitamins than just about anything else and is a natural antibotic.

You just want to feed the kind with no additives. Just get the garlic with water. This is the most nutritious.

Just use a spoon to mash up the bits of garlic and drop it into the tank. My fish really go for it.

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I have heard of people feeding their fish garlic but I was scared to do so, I will try it tomorrow. Can I just use fresh garlic and chop it up or should I crush/mash it?
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Hello Mel...

One of the best veggies, if not the best is minced garlic. I feed it to my Fancy Guppies and Corydoras. It's higher in vitamins than just about anything else and is a natural antibotic.

You just want to feed the kind with no additives. Just get the garlic with water. This is the most nutritious.

Just use a spoon to mash up the bits of garlic and drop it into the tank. My fish really go for it.

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Sorry if it's a dumb question but does it leave a smell in the water??
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I have heard of people feeding their fish garlic but I was scared to do so, I will try it tomorrow. Can I just use fresh garlic and chop it up or should I crush/mash it?
I would only use it for interal parasites or intestinal problems. Though it can be used.
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Spinach, garlic, cucumber, peas etc & I also ordered from NutsOnline, now Nuts.com | Premium Bulk & Wholesale Nuts, Dried Fruits & Gift Baskets

All goes in the blender and then in the mini ice cube

One mini cube goes in & they go at it...

The aftermath..
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When it comes to my goldfish I think a better question would be what vegetables don't I feed them? They seem to enjoy tearing apart broccoli. My ottos eat blanched cucumbers. They stopped eating algae altogether when I was feeding it to them on a regular basis. They would just hang out by the clip and wait for more.
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I would like to provide my fish with a more varied diet, I'd like to know what veggies and/or fruits you feed your fish and how do you prepare/present them to your fish?

Also are there any veggies/fruits that you should not feed your fish?

Your suggestions are most appreciated!
The weirdest thing I've fed which actually works well is fresh raspberries just watch it turn your fish red hahha other more common are courgette and cucumber always a winner but if your looking for something different try raspberries!
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Wow Rare that's a really interesting way to feed fish. Thanks for the photos too, what are those yellow fish you have called? They are beautiful!
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The weirdest thing I've fed which actually works well is fresh raspberries just watch it turn your fish red hahha other more common are courgette and cucumber always a winner but if your looking for something different try raspberries!
Thanks for letting me know, I was actually expecting someone would say I could not feed my fish berries, but that's awesome that they eat raspberries.
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Hello again Mel...

I'm sure the unprocessed, fresh version would be fine, and just feed a bit. I feed mostly frozen foods, like brine and mysis shrimp, bloodworms, beef heart, krill and plankton. I avoid the flaked foods, so many additives and most of them I can't pronounce the names, so I don't feed it to my fish.

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Sorry if it's a dumb question but does it leave a smell in the water??
Hello Ian...

Not a dumb question at all considering garlic's history of not smelling that great. Anyway, there's no smell in the water that I've noticed. I keep larger tanks, and just feed my fish a little once a week. It's very good for them.

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When it comes to my goldfish I think a better question would be what vegetables don't I feed them? They seem to enjoy tearing apart broccoli. My ottos eat blanched cucumbers. They stopped eating algae altogether when I was feeding it to them on a regular basis. They would just hang out by the clip and wait for more.
There isnt much I would not feed my guys except for the heavy starches (potatoes, corn, etc) and spicy stuff (onions, hot peppers). I have pretty much given them every imaginable fruit and veggie out there at one time or another. Just avoid the canned items (heavy in salt) and fruit packed in heavy syrup (way too much sugar). Items packed with vitamin C and antioxidants are great for keeping the immune system healthy and red/orange colored items act as natural color enhancers (such as red peppers).
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