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fashionfobie 02-05-2013 05:14 PM

Broccoli for Mystery Snails
 
Fun observation. I fed broccoli to my tetras, who love the crowns. Well today I found my mystery snails having a ball munching away on the stems. It found this pretty neat. I don't know if anyone is curious.

Yogi 02-06-2013 06:33 PM

Yeah they will also enjoy romaine lettuce, spinach, green beans, and other veggies it's good to give them a variety of foods.

fashionfobie 02-06-2013 06:59 PM

Thanks for the advice. I will start using some spinach too. I already do shelled peas, romaine and broccoli. The seem to really go nuts for veg. My german ram too, he loves peas.

Silverfang 02-06-2013 09:26 PM

I know mine used to love broccoli stems blanched. And slow as a snail is disproved if you've ever seen them moved when veggies are clipped in.

Yogi 02-07-2013 06:31 PM

I find it that when I leave the pease with shells on I wake up in the mornings and there's a bunch of uneaten pea shell's all over the place, do you have this problem too or do your fish eat everything?

fashionfobie 02-07-2013 06:35 PM

I buy the frozen peas and soak them in warm water. Then I remove the casing around the pea. I feed them the fleshy part only. When I don't remove the casing I get the same problem you do, the fish don't seem to be able to get the casing off and they are still floating around. Try removing the casing. You might find them gobbled up right before your eyes :)

Yogi 02-07-2013 06:50 PM

Oh no I do remove the casings i was just wondering cause you had stated you used shelled peas I was just curious.

fashionfobie 02-07-2013 07:45 PM

I guess I was going on the assumption that shelled peas where the pea removed from the bean pod. Maybe this is my french brain, but I thought that was the proper expression.


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