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coolcucumber 02-23-2011 04:56 PM

Can i feed my fish peas?
 
I havent fed my fish any veggies, really, other then algae wafers, and i dont know if that counts. Could i feed them peas? ive got 2 female bettas, an angelfish, platy, 5 black phantoms. Can they eat peas? And, how would i prepare them?

stevenjohn21 02-23-2011 05:20 PM

I feed all my fish peas once a week, it clears there system apparently.
Just make sure you squish it and take the shell off it, they will love it !

coolcucumber 02-23-2011 05:32 PM

Alright. im blanching peas and some cucumber right now :D

redchigh 02-23-2011 05:51 PM

It clears their system, but I'm not sure it does much more than an algae tab would...

Most vegetables can be blanched for fish though.. I make my own food out of shrimp, garlic, and whatever green leafy green is relatively cheap... (usually collards, chard, chicory, etc.)

Blaxicanlatino 02-23-2011 06:19 PM

be careful with some fish. Remember bettas are typically "meat" eaters and their digestive system isnt meant for much veggies. Feeding a betta the pea could actually make them constipated


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