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post #11 of 14 Old 07-09-2012, 09:51 PM
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Mmmm zucchini. I'm pretty sure you're supposed to blanch it before you use it for the fish however.

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post #12 of 14 Old 07-09-2012, 09:59 PM
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Mmmm zucchini. I'm pretty sure you're supposed to blanch it before you use it for the fish however.
Blanch any vegetables and de-shell peas particularly. If you have hot enough tap water, running them in that for a few minutes is all that is needed, as long as they are soft for the fish.

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Huh..I thought you only did that for lettuce and cabbage?

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post #14 of 14 Old 07-09-2012, 11:06 PM
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It helps make it more manageable for the fish to eat.

You can put it in without blanching it, I do it with my cichlids but then again they rip it to shreds anyway. Most other fish though require it to be blanched to aid digestion.

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