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what vegetables can bristlenose plecos eat?

Discussion in 'Plecos' started by allaboutfish, Sep 18, 2011.

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    Thanks folks, glad you like the pic. I go go through the zucchini like crazy! I have a pair that just won't stop, so I have quite a few of the little critters at all times. In fact, I have about 30-40 more babies I am about to release. My ABN's eat the wafers as well. Just as well as fresh veggies. I also feed protein once a week, they like live bbs, frozen brine, and they LOVE bloodworms! Just don't go to crazy with the meaty foods. I give them fresh shrimp sometimes as well. When they are new fry, I dump in powdered spirulina and turn off the filter long enough to let it settle. It gets all over everything, and once they figure it out, they scarf it up with gusto! That's another thing to be careful with, too much of that stuff and you'll foul your water.
     
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    are sweet peas ok?
     
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    Peas are fine. The only question is will your fish eat them.
    A lot of folks feed canned green beans to plecos. Mine never touch them.
     
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    Try sweet potatoes too. That's a favorite of my bristlenose.
     
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    Mine eat Zucchini and Spinach. They were funny about the Spinach at first, and didn't touch it for a day or 2 . After they realized I wasn't taking it out, they went to town on it.
     
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    Hi there,

    could anyone tell us how to prepare the veggies before putting them in the tank.

    Most of the available veggies have at least small amount of pesticides or similar chemicals.

    Is there a way to safely remove these chemicals before giving them to the fish?
     
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    Just wash them off as you would for your own consumption. I use to blanch my cukes/squash before feeding but stopped that years ago and haven't had any issues.
     
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    Peas are fine, in fact, for most fish. They just need to have the shells removed before feeding. I put a bunch in a cup of water, then microwave it, let it cool, and shell the peas. All my fish go for it. Good luck.
     
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    How do you feed only 2 brittlenose in an community tank and also I have tied the cucumber to stone using a ribber band ,is it harmfull for the fish??and also if u keep frozen zucchini the wont there be any bacterias in it???
     

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