View Full Version : Asparagus for plecos??

04-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Got some asparagus spears in the fridge, would my plecos appreciate one as a treat? I know asparagus has an unusual chemical in it (makes you pee smell funny) and I wasn't sure if this would be harmful to the tank?

Plecos feasting would be:
Common plec
Gibby plec (number and scientific name is in my profile)

Wanted some opinions before I give it a bash, thanks :22:

04-20-2012, 04:02 AM
I've fed it to BN pleco's before, no problems, but normally I use canned green beans. If your pleco's eat fresh or canned veggies they should go for the asparagus.

04-20-2012, 08:51 AM
Thanks for the reply. :22: will give it a bash today

Dennis Bissett
04-21-2012, 01:58 AM
Not sure about asparagus but mine absolutely love zucchini

04-21-2012, 05:47 AM
Not sure about asparagus but mine absolutely love zucchini

Same!! They devour the stuff, happy to chow down even when all the lights are on.

Dennis Bissett
04-23-2012, 10:36 AM
I got one I call Homer - he hugs the zucchini and you can almost hear him say "Fooooood!

04-23-2012, 10:40 AM
I fed the asparagus, none liked it, o well, mines love cucumber also, going to try melon in the next week.

Lady Hobbs
04-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Mine get cukes and zucchini slices. Raw. I like to drop in something I can easily remove.

I love fresh asparagus!

04-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Cukes?? British translation please :hmm3grin2orange: mines love zuccinni and cucumber, I fancy trying cabage for them. I always just stick a chunk onto a fork, with some thread on the fork so I can easily pull it out without getting wet.