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wade217 08-18-2012 09:26 PM

Lettuce for feeding my fish
I know you have to blanch lettuce then after that do I just cut it up have fine or just leave it whole

sidluckman 08-19-2012 04:22 AM

I never blanched it. I fed lots of romaine to my Herichthys Pearsii, Heros Severus and Uaru cichlids, but all I ever did was thoroughly wash it and remove the "ribs" which never got eaten any way.

I don't think it provides very much nutritionally, but for some fish that eat a substantial amount of plant matter, I think it is good for their digestive health, the way fiber works for us. The pearsiis and severums were especially appreciative of it, although it results in a decidedly messier tank and necessitated positively huge water changes. Nevermind that, the Pearsii's developed beautifully, and the Uarus and Severums spawned. Since I don't know what fish you're feeding, I am not sure whether I have been any help, or if my experiences can be applied to your situation. . .anyway, good luck. It is great fun watching them tear into the stuff!

wade217 08-21-2012 09:06 PM

I have 2 silver dollars and 5 angels, 3 rams, 1 bala shark, 2 blood groumis, 1 blue groumi, a frog, apleco,spotted cat fish and 2 tetras

wade217 08-21-2012 09:15 PM

I have 2 silver dollars ,5 angels, 2 blood groumis,1 blue groumis, 1 pleco, 1 bala shark, 1 spotted cat, a frog, 3 rams, 2 tetras and 2 paradise groumis

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