Thread: Frequency feeding veggies?
07-10-2013, 03:10 PM #1
Frequency feeding veggies?
Been a while since I've posted but I've got a question regarding the frequency I should be feeding my pleco veggies. Normally he get's algae pellets every 1-2 nights which are fed after dark so the other fish don't get them first (he also grinds my java ferns into dust during the day). I put in some zucchini in for the first time earlier in the week and he seemed to like it. By the next evening when I removed the piece there was a perfectly round pleco sized dent in it which was kind of funny to see. Clearly he's eating the stuff but I wasn't sure how often I should add it. Some sites say weekly or bi-weekly but I was looking for additional info. The fish in question is about 4-5 inches now and has been in my 75G about a year or so. Thanks for the help!! :-)
07-10-2013, 03:43 PM #2
Normally fresh veggies are good to go until you start seeing a discoloration. I used to blanche veggies when I fed them prior. Its weird to see the veggies lasting so long though. Normally a day or so and its gone. 1 time a week though is all I would feed.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
07-10-2013, 03:50 PM #3
I feed my two young BN plecos a 2" diameter piece about 1/2" think of zucchini and I just leave it for about 3 days, they usually leave no trace of it in the tank. And I wait about a day from the last time i saw any, till i feed again
07-10-2013, 05:52 PM #4
07-10-2013, 11:15 PM #5
MY BNPs loved broccoli. I fed it every 3 days and it was gone within 24 hours. I didn't blanch it, just put it in raw. It was their veggie of choice.My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras
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