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    I would like to know if I can feed my Cory cats some cucumber until I go to my lfs. Will they eat it? If so how should it be prepared?

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    Corys shoukd eat most veggies you give them. Cut a peice about 3/4-1" thick and put a fork in it. They should enjoy it. Remove after a few hrs
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    Put a fork in the tank to weigh
    it down or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esr209 View Post
    Put a fork in the tank to weigh
    it down or what?
    Yes, the fork is used a weight to hold it down. If you have zucchini try it instead of cucumber, it has more nutritional content to it.

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    How long will it take for them to find it?

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    Corydoras cats are not really known to forage for vegetation. They are designed to search out and eat small crustaceans etc from the stream bed or river bottom. While they may taste it and even eat some this is not really what they like to eat. Many plecos on the other hand are designed to eat veggies, there are a few that also eat the crustaceans too, you would look at the mouth design on the pleco to tell what it likes to eat. I look on planetcatfish to learn about cats specifically.

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    Your corys will eat flake food that drops to the bottom. they should be okay until you can get some veggie or algae wafers.
    I've also found that my corys like frozen peas that i feed the tank weekly. I blanch them in the microwave, skin them then crush them a bit so they are in smaller pieces and they will sink to the bottom. the corys will find them. Don't make a daily diet of peas as they can act as a laxative but the peas should tide them over for a day or two as they will most likely clean them all up.

    Also remember fish can go for days without eating (something I have to tell myself repeatedly to keep from overfeeding) because their metabolismis very, very slow.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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    Cories are carnivores, not herbivores. You can supplement their diet with some vegetables(in my experience cories will eat cucumber in moderation) but their staple should be meaty fare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Cories are carnivores, not herbivores. You can supplement their diet with some vegetables(in my experience cories will eat cucumber in moderation) but their staple should be meaty fare.
    + to this. Just trying to come up with something for him to feed them until he got to the lfs
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    I bought some sinking shrimp pellets, so all is good now, they seem to enjoy them : )

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