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post #11 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 08:19 PM
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Oh a bunch LOL they get algae wafers, shrimp pellets, bloodworms, frozen shrimp, cucumber and then of cause any food I feed the other fish that sinks down and they catch too lol and yea of cause Cory eggs is part of their diet too.

Unrelated side note: Do you already have a nitrites reading from your tap water? If you say your NO2 is always 5 just makes me wonder....(I actually can't get any NO2 reading ever in my tanks)

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post #12 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Ok great. I already use algae wafers. I break them up in several pieces and put the fish food inthen drop the wafers inon the other side. How do you feed them bloodworms? How do you get them to sink for you? Considering Pete is a Chef, I always have cucumber and zuccini in the house Do you blanch it or put it on a fork completely fresh out of the fridge?
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post #13 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 08:28 PM
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Actually my old one also liked squash. No never from the fridge, too cold, cut a slice of vegetable and let it sit out to get room temp at least and then stick it on a fork and add it to the tank. Also take a few pea's next tie Pete cooks with pea's and squish them just a lil so the skin cracks open and toss them in I can't actually tell you if my new Cory's like the pea's too BECAUSE if I take some 10-12 pea's WHILE I feed my Tiger Barbs and toss them in the other side for the cory's they never make it to the ground the Tiger are AFTER the pea like its going outta style. Also dried Pumpkin slices every once in a while are nice (just not every day). Spinich and Lettuce too but I blanch that. Any frozen food I just thaw out a lil cube and add it in the tank and there's enough that'll drift down quick for them guys.
Oh and apparently mixing up spinach & garlic is super healthy do I had not cooked that up for mine yet (but will do soon).
Uhm yea so really anything that comes from a good sorted garden in the house @ dinner time put some aside for the fish LOL

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Well he doesn't cook peas because I hate them But I suppose I can buy a frozen bag and feed them to the fish Lettuce and spinach is a staple in our house though. Do you simply put the spinach and lettuce on a fork too? I'm also asking because I'd like to do it in the 5g too for the snails/shrimp.
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post #15 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 08:47 PM
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Yup I fork everything; you can also use these metal clip things that sometimes come on aquatic plants (but I don't have non any more so fork it is lol).
Personally I just always make sure whatever I feed my dogs, fish, critters its organic either its gotta come from my own garden or farmers I know and I know what they put on the plants or rather NOT put on the plants for that matter I'm a firm believer that feeding pesticides to my family (2 or 4 legs or no legs) just can't be no good

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post #16 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 08:56 PM
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I use seaweed clips for feeding spinach and lettuce. They work great. I just don't like the looks of a fork sitting in my tank.

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post #17 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Agreed. I only buy organic, so that won't be an issue. Hey thanks for all the tips. I think my fish/cories/snails will really appreciate some fresh veggies. How often do you give veggies? Everyday?
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post #18 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 10:43 PM
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I just really mix everything; flakes one day, frozen food next day, veggies after that then pellets LOL....kinda like us humans something different almost every day (I try to every day but sometimes I get lazy lol).
Back in the day when I first started I only had like 1 bottle flake food and that was it; my fish seemed pretty fine looking until I then slowly started changing diet's to all sorta things like I named up top and BOY lemme tell ya some fish REALLY changed some COLOR there. Same with inverts; when I started feeding the CPOs and Red Cherry's some dried pumpkin slices Lordy did they turn RED lol

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I feed a variety as well, but instead of alternating days, I usually just give them sort of this, some of that. I'm gonna start including fresh veggies a couple days as week as well. I think it will be entertaining to watch them pick at it too. How long do you keep the veggies in the tank? A few hours maybe?
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post #20 of 32 Old 03-05-2010, 10:59 PM
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I always try feed my fish anywhere 5-6 PM and then I leave veggies in until I go to bed or till the AM and pull it out, mainly cucumber and alike I like to leave in over night, pleco loves to snack and when he's done I catch me some extra snails and feed the birds in the AM

So yea to answer you question in a more proper manner here: Anywhere from here to there

Just don't leave it in there some 30+hrs and have it start decomposing in there.

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