Spinach for Platys
I read somewhere that you can blanch spinach and then feed it to platys as theyre herbivores and prefer this to meat. What i want to know is can you do this and can you completely repalce fish food with blanched spinach. Also,if it is used as a supplement to flake food how much should i feed them?
Any help would be greatly appreciated :-D
As I recall platys are actually omnivores and general garbage disposals which means they will eat either. I wouldn't feed them spinach more then twice a week as it won't have all the proper nutrition.
what if i give them it with the flake food every day and have it as a supplement to there diet?
Old Fish Lady shared a great homemade recipe on here a while back. Take a raw shrimp, some blanched spinach, and a clove of garlic. Mash it all up into a paste and freeze it.
I feed this to my community tank (there are 6 platys in there) a few times a week in place of flakes/bloodworms and they all go ballistic for it.
Just break of a little piece, thaw it in some tank water and feed. Just be sure that it's small enough for those little fish mouths so they don't get a huge piece and try to swallow it all at once.
cool ill have to try that would a prawn be ok in place of the shrimp?
Yes, it's the same thing. Americans call them shrimp, Australians call them prawns.
Yup - same thing. Just use it raw.
aah sorry :oops: :-)
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