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Old 08-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Cucumber

I have heard of people feeding there fish cucumber and zucchini, so what do people have to say about this??!
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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What exactly are you wondering? I feed my pleco cucumber regularly and my other fish will pick at it occasionally. I have tried zucchini as well which is just as good, though my pleco prefers the cucumber. It is good to feed a varied diet and include vegetables.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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its a nice treat for plecos and lots of other fish will take them, if they are chopped up small enough
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Ok so how do you prepare them for the pleco
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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you can just put a piece directly in, but you will have to weigh it down with something. or you can blanch it first, then it will sink. to blanch it, bring some water to a boil then drop it in for 10-20 seconds then remove and cool it off
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To blanch it do I put the whole cucumber in or sliced peices
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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slice it up before you boil it
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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I put a couple slices of zucchini in my 220g every other day for the Pleco, Whiptail cats, and the Angelfish. I slice a couple pieces of zucchini about 3/8" thick, lay them on a paper towel and nuke them for about 7-8 seconds, remove immediately and hold under cold running tap water to stop the cooking process. Then I hang each strip on a veggie clip in the tank. My Albino LF BNP waits close to the spot I hang them so she is the first one to eat. She likes the skin as well as the pulp. Even small fish can pick at pieces if they want.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Tried nuking it but no such luck( old microwave) boiling it now updates soon
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Boiling was a success
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:54 AM   #11
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Something to remember is you don't want to make the zucchini soft or it falls apart to easily in the tank.
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