Posted 03 October 2004 - 05:24 AM
I've been learning a lot by reading these posts and I just learnt that fish would appreciate vegetables every once in a while. My questions are: how do I feed it to them? and, what kind of veggie?
I've read that they have to be "blanched" or something like that before giving them to the fishies. I apologize but I'm not familiar with that word. What's that? How do I "blanch" vegetables?
Thanks for any advice!
Posted 03 October 2004 - 07:19 AM
You can use brussel sprouts, broccoli, skinned chopped green peas, as well as finely sliced cucumber, zuchini, spinach, even finely chopped lettuce. Get organic vegetables if you can, to avoid pestecides.
I give my fish the brussels, zuchini and peas evey day, but opinions will vary on how often.
Posted 03 October 2004 - 08:57 AM
Peas again are very easy, if you use frozen peas they are already cooked so you only need to defrost them and take off their skins.
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Posted 03 October 2004 - 02:45 PM
Most herbivorous and omnivorous fish appreciate rommaine lettuce and cucumber or courgette is loved by suckermouthed fish like plecs.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:22 AM
Thanks a lot for the replies!
Oh! Today I got some freeze dried tubifex worms. Has anyone any experience with this?
I tried giving my fishies half a cube. I let it float for a while without much success then I thought about grinding it a bit, but I think I went too far. The worms were all over the place! It took me a while to pick the uneaten parts but my water stayed worm-cloudy for a while. The fish seemed to like it though. I was just wondering if someone knows of a less messy way of handling this.
Edited by freshy, 04 October 2004 - 05:31 AM.
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:23 AM
I recently fed my fish a mashed up pea, however I didnt remove the skin first. I have a molly which has recently become deformed (bent) in shape and one possible cause suggested on this forum was constipation. The suggested remedy was peas however I wasn't told or didn't take note if I was that the skin of the pea should be removed. I fed the fish the peas last night, I didn't get a chance to look at them today before going to work. I hope I haven't done more harm than good!!
Posted 04 October 2004 - 12:15 PM
dont worry about not taking the skins off, its just that they can be too hard for your fish to eat so popping the peas out of the skins gives them the soft stuff that they can munch easily. im sure you havent done any harm as they probably just wouldnt go for the hard stuff they couldnt eat.
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