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post #11 of 20 Old 09-22-2006, 08:29 PM
The vegetables are actually good for the other fish if they eat it.
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post #12 of 20 Old 09-23-2006, 09:36 AM
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He may be eating when you're not looking. For the longest time all my pleco did was hang out under an ornament, upside down; I never saw him eat anything or even swim around much. I'm thinking he was active at night because he is still alive and has grown quite a bit.

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but it aint gunna do the other fish no harm will it??
There's no harm done if you feed them veggies as long as the veggies are not contaminated with chemicals. Wash them thoroughly before using them.:)
would i need to cook the veg first so it soft? thats proba real thick question!!!!

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post #14 of 20 Old 09-23-2006, 01:25 PM
Most people like to blanch the vegetable first, by placing it in boiling water for a few minutes.
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well that easy enough, so what would be the best type of veg...
can it be anything?

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well that easy enough, so what would be the best type of veg...
can it be anything?
Yep. Zucchini, lettuce, courgette, spinach, etc.
Paprika is said to enhance the fish's colors. Never tried that. All I tried are food with color enhancers.

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so it can be any type of veg then really, what are the best colour enhancers?

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post #18 of 20 Old 09-24-2006, 08:03 AM
The only vegetables I feed my fish are zuchini and frozen peas (skinned). The peas are supposed to help clear the fishes intestinal tracts and is specially benificial if the fish are constipated.
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so it can be any type of veg then really, what are the best colour enhancers?
I read one fish book saying paprika does enhance the colors of fish. A person from a different site claimed paprikas do enhance the colors of his fish.
I don't know how they prepare paprika for feeding to fish and neither have I seen any sites for instructions of how to prepare it.

To be safe, go with green leafy veggies like lettuce and then peas. As no one has mentioned yet how to prepare the paprikas, I wouldn't try them until someone can post proper instructions of how to.

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ah, think i'll look into that a bit more, it would be good to know. if i find out i'll defo post to let ya'll know!!!

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