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post #11 of 20 Old 10-18-2009, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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i dont really like the look of any longfin fish....just not my cup of tea lol......in the variations for the bristlenose i really like the female albinos and the ones with the white spots

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post #12 of 20 Old 10-18-2009, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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so i gave my LFS my common pleco and dragon goby. Im sad to see them go but the pleco would outgrow my tank and the dragon goby just doesnt seem happy. I did get a bristlenose and he is the cutest little guy ever...ill post some pics when he gets settled....now i do have afew questions...ive read they like fresh veggies like cucumbers, zuccini and so forth....do i just cut them into slices and place them in the tank??? i also got some drigtwood out of one of their tanks...

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post #13 of 20 Old 10-18-2009, 03:57 PM
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Glad to hear your snail is enjoying the jello!
Yep, slice the cucumber or zucchini up. You can buy a veggie clip to hold it down or use a fork.
I blanch my zucchini. You can boil some water on the stove or microwave and let the zucchini sit in the hot water for a minute or two. I make up a bunch of it at one time and freeze it for latter use.
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thanks for the advice....now when my fish dont eat all their food within a few minutes i usually take it out....does this apply to the veggis too?? how long should i leave it in there if the bristlenose does seem interested right away??

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It will be fine to leave it in the tank for a couple days. Sometimes it takes a while for fish to discover new foods. If it does not work out the first time, try again.
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post #16 of 20 Old 10-18-2009, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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i just blanched some zuccini and cucumbers and put a piece of cucumber in the tank...we'll see

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post #17 of 20 Old 10-18-2009, 10:15 PM
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Spinach is also always worth a try. My albino BN loves it.

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post #18 of 20 Old 10-19-2009, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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will it hurt my other fish or my apple snail if they eat the veggies...i woke up to my snail literally inhaling the cuccumber i put in there lastnight

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will it hurt my other fish or my apple snail if they eat the veggies...i woke up to my snail literally inhaling the cuccumber i put in there lastnight
No, your snail will love it! You might see more snail poop though.
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post #20 of 20 Old 10-19-2009, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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poop i can handle i just dont want any dead kids!!! I will give the spinich a try auntkymmie.....everyone in the tank is currently enjoying the cucumber....that is except for the pleco hes hanging out in the driftwood. Now i read that they need driftwood in their diet...do they actually dine on the driftwood??

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