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10-24-2008, 04:28 PM
when you feed plecos cucumber and spinach how do you prepare the veg. for feeding.Do you chop them or serve a slice of cucumber etc. would just like to know so i can feed my pleco some veg.

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mrs fishpatrick
10-24-2008, 04:52 PM
I don't have a plec but when I give my fish a slice of cucumber or zuchinni, I would blanch/boil it to soften it, let it cool down, cut it down the middle so they can get at the softer flesh easy and stick a clean fork in it so it won't float and then place it in the tank.

10-24-2008, 07:48 PM
I rinse it off really well and use a small shell feed them.I stuff ond in and then stuff a piece of cucumber in with it!
Here is a pic!

10-24-2008, 08:41 PM
Clean it, peel it, cut it, drop some in to float, put some at the bottom too.
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/zuch.jpg (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/zuch.jpg)http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/lunchtime.jpg (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/lunchtime.jpg)

10-24-2008, 09:36 PM
Gayle,how do you hold the veggies down?

Don't mean to hijack just curious.:c3:

10-25-2008, 03:31 AM
Stuck through the wood stump??

With mine, they dont like forks or knives... I think they're scared of it as crazy as that is.

I bought one of those little plastic fish shaped clips that have the suction cup on it. I clamp my fruits and veggies to that and they go to town.

10-25-2008, 06:24 AM
I actually haven't cooked any of the veggies I put in, I didn't know that you did when I first started out and they ate them all without cooking so I just kept not cooking.
I do like mrsfishpatrick and just cut them in half so the fleshy stuff is exposed and stick a fork or knife in it to weight it down.
If it's leafy like spinach or lettuce etc, i actually use a laundry peg to clip to it to weight it down! (but now my kids chuck laundry pegs in there when ever they find one around the house, LOL)

10-25-2008, 11:24 AM
Feed it raw use a homemade veggie clip.

10-25-2008, 01:14 PM
I just kinda cram them down there, where ever they will stay put! He will not get too close if there is anything sticking out of it like a fork. But he will eat food floating on top too, he is talented like that!

10-26-2008, 08:10 PM
thank you i will try that on my new pleco as my last one died on me,my son turned of the filter which i didnt notice until my tank had a bad outbreak of algae.asap.

10-26-2008, 08:11 PM
can you tell me what veg. that is your feeding oscar(is that his name?)

10-26-2008, 08:33 PM
My oscars eat peas and spinach so far.They had a snack on some zuucini once!

10-27-2008, 04:12 PM
thanks i will try that on my new pleco as my last fella died on me!rip