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  1. Default Blanched Cucumber to make Slime?


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    I'm planning to feed my future Otos blanched cucumber. Does this need to be like a slime texture, or just a bit soft? I know they naturally eat algae, so would a slimy texture be better? I've got the time to make it like slime by boiling :)
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    i believe cucumbers you can just shove a fork in it and throw it in the tank. they will eat what they can. take it out a day or 2 later to avoid dirtying the tank. you can also offer them a mariod of blanched veggies. zuncchini, carrots, spuds, kale... ect. make sure its nice and soft for them and if the cucs are hard i would blanch them a bit as well. just because they eat algae does not mean thats all they eat
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    There is no way that you can effectively and practically anchor a cucumber piece boiled to the consistency of slime. Besides that it will rot very quickly and foul your tank. Just put in a piece of clean cucumber without any further treatment and your fish will be fine.

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    Shove a fork in it and throw it in the tank as just what I do. If it's slimy before it's gone, remove it.

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    So is blanching necessary for the fork method? When I did that method with my first Otos they only ate the middle and left the rest :(
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    the middle of the cucs are the best part in their eyes because its softer where the nutrition is. they will pick and choose what part they like to eat but thats not a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    you can also offer them a mariod of blanched veggies. zuncchini, carrots, spuds, kale... ect.
    A what? Do you mean a myriad of blanched veggies? zucchini,carrots, spuds, kale, etc...?

    Blanching is not necessary for cucumbers. Just cut a piece, stick a fork in it, and leave it in the tank for a while. I would take it out after several hours.
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    I used to blanch for a minute but it got mushy too fast. Do as mommy1 instructed and throw it in the tank. They eat it just fine. I generally have nothing left but the skin that I toss out and add a new piece.

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    You don't have to blanch cucumbers or anything, all it does is soften up the food so it's easier for the fish to get at it. It will soften on its own when put into the aquarium, will just take some time. I just blanch for a real short time, stick a fork in it and dump into tank. I use zucchini instead of cucumber, it has more nutritional value to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    A what? Do you mean a myriad of blanched veggies? zucchini,carrots, spuds, kale, etc...?
    >.> ... ye i guess.... thanks
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