Vegetables for Plecos - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Catfish » Vegetables for Plecos

Vegetables for Plecos

This is a discussion on Vegetables for Plecos within the Catfish forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> you arent concerned about metal being in your tank? i thought that we werent supposed to put anything metal in our tanks cuz it ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Smudge Spot Cory
Smudge Spot Cory
Julii Cory
Julii Cory
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Vegetables for Plecos
Old 10-12-2006, 02:09 PM   #11
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
you arent concerned about metal being in your tank? i thought that we werent supposed to put anything metal in our tanks cuz it could poison the fish?

bri
girlofgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 02:11 PM   #12
 
Amphitrite's Avatar
 
As long as it's not left in for long periods of time it's fine.

If you think about it, lead weights are used to keep plants down.
Amphitrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 02:13 PM   #13
 
well no because its stainless steal
joeshmoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 03:46 AM   #14
 
Yeah, stainless steel is safe. It will not corode, unless your water is very acidic, very close to battery acid. Stainless steel and titanium are common for higher end aquarium heaters, so for sure they would be safe.
crazie.eddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2006, 10:08 PM   #15
 
Tracy's Avatar
 
I have read that my silver dollars would probably like to eat some romaine lettuce, and zuccini. My question is, how do you keep it from floating around, and how long should you leave it in there without spoiling the water?
Tracy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2006, 10:58 PM   #16
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue_gourami45
I have read that my silver dollars would probably like to eat some romaine lettuce, and zuccini. My question is, how do you keep it from floating around, and how long should you leave it in there without spoiling the water?
Blanching will help. If not, weigh it down with a spoon or lead weights. I'd remove the veggies after an hour to prevent pollution of tank water.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 01:18 AM   #17
 
Tracy's Avatar
 
wow, after an hour? that means I can only feed them fresh stuff while i;m at home :( and i work an awful lot.l
Tracy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 02:12 PM   #18
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
petsmart has veggie clips too...just look on the aisle with the food on it. thats where my store keeps their clips.
girlofgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 10:50 PM   #19
 
Claude's Avatar
 
If you can don't cook the veggies, major nutrition drop, they rot quicker, and how many cooked veggies do you think fish get in the wild? :D

It's just not as good for the fish period
Claude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 11:40 PM   #20
 
You're not really cooking it. Blanching helps to soften the vegetables, which makes it easier for most fishes. Some fishes will still eat it, blanched or not. Besides, I doubt you see fish eating carots, peas, zuchini (courgette), etc. in the wild either.
crazie.eddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what plecos do you have? zeb_nz Catfish 98 10-01-2011 12:31 AM
What all Vegetables can my molly eat and how to prepare them? sam9953 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 4 03-04-2010 01:52 AM
Vegetables for fish keepers Mike Off Topic Discussions 2 02-23-2008 10:02 PM
vegetables Falina Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 04-12-2007 09:15 PM
Can saltwater fish eat vegetables? fs49864 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 1 03-19-2007 07:03 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.