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Thread: Otocinclus Food

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    At one time I had two otocinclus catfish. After about two and a half months they fell to some kind of fungal disease (that at the time I didn't know how to treat or identify).

    I have had my five peppered cory cats for over a year and a half now, and they seem to be doing fine. I've added six White Cloud mountain minnows in addition about two weeks ago. They're doing fine as well.

    I want to get back into owning some otos, so today I'm going to be purchasing five of the little guys. After reading around a bit on the internet, I've concluded that zucchini will be my best bet for feeding them. I was going to get a rubber lip pleco in addition, but thought that the pleco would get aggressive towards the smaller otos and fight them for the zucchini or cucumber, let alone the algae wafers.

    I want to know if it's fine to skin and slice zucchini and freeze it in a large plastic bag. Will this affect the nutrients at all? I plan to take a slice or two out of the bag and blanch them in the microwave (to make it sink).

    My pleco wouldn't touch the homemade carrot and cucumber gel I made for him, but when I had my first otos they'd go crazy for a thick slice of cucumber in the 10 gallon I kept them in, long ago...

    In all, is freezing zucchini all that good for fish food? I assume so, but I have zero experience in this area, so I wouldn't know. Any comments? Suggestions?
    Main Tank - 55g with four white cloud mountain minnows, five peppered cory catfish (occasionally treated with frozen bloodworms), and three ghost shrimp. HOB filter is a Top Fin 75, fully cycled. Air supply is a dual-output air pump, with the two lines connected with a T-valve into one airstone block. Not planted, but has five artificial decoration plants.

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    Don't blanch, don't peel just scrub. Freeze raw and weigh, that's all.

    Alternatively, get some repashy super gre en.

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    I'm not sure how long term you need to keep it, but I am constantly surprised at how long zukes last in the fridge if they are wrapped in saran wrap really well. Wrap them as tight as you can, with no air bubbles, and they keep amazingly.

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    I agree. Zucchini seems to last quite a while for me also just in the fridge. I do feed pieces to 3 tanks, however, so I go through it more quickly than if I just had one tank.

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