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post #1 of 9 Old 05-13-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question fresh veggie feeding?

I cut a slice of zucchini and placed up against the wall of my tank for my oto to feed on, this is the first time i am doing fresh veggie for my fish how long can I leave it in there? I don't want to leave it in there to long?
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-13-2012, 09:41 PM
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I sometimes give my fish a slice of cucumber. I cut the seeds out and break the slice in half. They often eat it to the skin. I only leave it in for only an hour. I'm told veggies such as this are good for the digestion of fish.
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 02:41 PM
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I cut a slice of zucchini and placed up against the wall of my tank for my oto to feed on, this is the first time i am doing fresh veggie for my fish how long can I leave it in there? I don't want to leave it in there to long?
I have left it in there for too long and it gets really gross.

I have just started cutting smaller pieces for them. They seem to take it easier if it is tied to something and not floating.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 06:04 PM
Blanch the veggies first to soften them up. When I give mine zucchini, they're never interested in it until the next day. Then they go nuts on it. That said, I leave the veggies in for over 24 hours, then net out whatever they haven't eaten.

I put the veggies under a rock a bit to keep them from floating. You could also buy a veggie clip, that has a suction cup for inside the glass. In my experience with Mollies and Otos, they don't like the veggie clip as much.
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 07:47 PM
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I left the seeds in mine and that's what my Rosys ate the most of hm... (no food can go bad in my tank with them around. :/)
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Great advise guys thanks!
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-21-2012, 10:30 PM
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ive recently started feeding blanched zucchini and peas. my platies devour it in minutes. i havent quite figured out how to shuck the peas efficiently.
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-22-2012, 11:07 PM
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ive recently started feeding blanched zucchini and peas. my platies devour it in minutes. i havent quite figured out how to shuck the peas efficiently.
I'm told if you pinch the peas and they 'shoot pig's into a bowl then you're good with the skin. I've blanched spinach then fed it like I do fish flakes. My mollies don't eat flakes off your hand but the spinach they went nuts for!

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-23-2012, 01:02 AM
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I'm told if you pinch the peas and they 'shoot pig's into a bowl then you're good with the skin. I've blanched spinach then fed it like I do fish flakes. My mollies don't eat flakes off your hand but the spinach they went nuts for!
thanks they seem to go nuts for greens. me too. id love a huge tank i just dont have room in my apt
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