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post #21 of 30 Old 09-12-2009, 10:53 AM
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how often do you give them, like once a week?


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post #22 of 30 Old 10-26-2009, 02:21 PM
id like to know this too, how often?

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post #23 of 30 Old 10-26-2009, 04:54 PM
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we try to put a piece in about every 2 weeks, sometimes we forget and it goes a month......Every time we put some in all the fish and critters swarm it.....In the 90 community tank, the red glass barbs, both my gouramis (3 Spot Blue, and gold), some of the rainbows i have all eat it......Suprisingly the nerite snails i have dont seem to like their veggies........it really helps a varied diet for your fish......
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post #24 of 30 Old 10-27-2009, 08:23 AM
great info, im gooing to try this

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post #25 of 30 Old 10-27-2009, 08:53 PM
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would it work for guppies and mollies?
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post #26 of 30 Old 10-28-2009, 08:44 PM
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Now that I have a gold snail in my tank, I give cucumber or zucchini 2-3 times a week and my guppies love it.


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post #27 of 30 Old 10-29-2009, 08:45 AM
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Can I just dice it and put small pieces in the tank or do I have to boil/blanch it first? What about with lettuce? Do I have to do anything special with that?
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would it work for guppies and mollies?

Good question, although we've never tried giving it to any of our gups, I've read on other forums where people have. IDK about mollies though.



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Can I just dice it and put small pieces in the tank or do I have to boil/blanch it first? What about with lettuce? Do I have to do anything special with that?
We simply cut a thick slice, push it onto a stainless steel fork and place on the bottom of the tank. The fish will find it and grub. It doesn't take long before all that's left is a rind. Somewhere on here we've posted photos of the progression of the consumption of the cukes over (I think) three days. Maybe four.

Lettuce is an appreciated food for many fish species. You can make the lettuce easier to eat for the fish by dipping in boiling water or freezing it before serving it. Many catfish species such as plecos and bristlenose catfish loves lettuce nut some find it hard to get the lettuce to stay at the bottom where it is easily accessible for the catfish and other fish. The answer to this is very easy. Put a small rock on a part of the lettuce to keep it down. Donít leave the lettuce in the water for to long (1-2 hours max) as it will start to pollute the water.



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post #30 of 30 Old 10-30-2009, 03:24 PM
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Found that all my livebearers, as well as bottom feeders, barbs, danios, and my red tailed shark enjoy the heck out of veggies! I peel the zucchini, cucumbers, and the like as well as blanch for 1 minute. I thought that by peeling all of the veggie would be consumed...so far I haven't found any remnence of veggies in the tanks. Maybe my cutting the veggie into 1/2" pieces it helps to get it all eaten as well?
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