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    i have an ancistrus sp3 which eats too much protein even though i do feed them veggies,which are zucchini,spinach,peas,broad beans,green beans and feed my goldspot mushrooms too. i tried carrot they ate a tiny piece of it





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    Quote Originally Posted by wwg View Post
    i have an ancistrus sp3 which eats too much protein even though i do feed them veggies,which are zucchini,spinach,peas,broad beans,green beans and feed my goldspot mushrooms too. i tried carrot they ate a tiny piece of it
    The explanation is simple. Meaty foods are often relished more by lots of fish including herbivorous ones than veggies and plants. Do note that most herbivorous fish have long intestines and as their digestive system is not designed to take in lots of proteins, they become prone to bloat. Even plecos can suffer bloat and eventually die.
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    how to prevent bloat ?feed veggies more often?



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    Quote Originally Posted by wwg View Post
    how to prevent bloat ?feed veggies more often?
    Limit the meaty foods (for herbivores only) and feed them more foods with high fiber content particularly veggies.
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    Brocoli

    Quote Originally Posted by ;1274041
    They didn't touch it.
    Hi guys, glad to have located this forum.

    I currently have a one year old clown pleco and a one week old bristlenose pleco(ages approx from purchase date from fish shop)

    They both love brocoli stems, my very shy and peaceful bristlenose was even so bold as to chase away my red tail shark which is about 5 times bigger than he/she is from its brocoli today, it's usually my red tail shark that does any chasing!

    lovemybarbs, perhaps try preparing it a different way, I strip/trim the tough outer layer off first, this also reduces any chance of pesticides being left on the brocoli. I then I place in boiling water for about 3 minutes, and place in cold water immeadiately after boiling to stop the cooking process.
    I put a couple of small pieces in the tank and place the rest in the freezer for future use, and thaw out before feeding. (Brocoli needs freezing, even for human consumption as it quickly degrades in the fridge, you can tell by the yellowing of the florets in just a few days.)


    Question for those that know.
    1)Isn't blanching helpful to lock in the nutrients by destroying the plants enzymes which take out the nutients even if frozen?
    2) If the vegatable is given raw as some advocate, what are the risks of harmful bacteria being transfered to my tank and fish?

    I'd rather keep blanching until someone can answer those 2 questions above.

    Thanks.
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    This is great stuff!
    I try to tell people about feeding their plecos other things aside from algae wafers! And now i can be like HA! They do like it~!



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    I need some advice with feed the plecos cucumbers, I did all recommend steps, and they never touched it, I took one, cut it in half then cut that in to 1/4s, any other ideas for me?



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    It will take time, I have never had any fish notice veggies right away.
    20 gallon long planted
    My carnivorous plants

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    It will take time, I have never had any fish notice veggies right away.
    Will it hurt my cichlids to eat any of the veggies?



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    Nope, most (and by most I mean pretty much all africans) are vegetarians.
    20 gallon long planted
    My carnivorous plants

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