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    2 Not allowed!
    Thats hilarious. BTW iceburg and cucumbers have little to no nutritional value-they are good for roughage and for tricking a fat fish that wants to eat. Empty calories, lol.
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    2 Not allowed!
    He must have Rivers....lol!
    @Boundava thank you. That's one of the reasons I don't usually bother eating iceberg lettuce, I'd much rather eat spinach. But I always loved cucumbers, didn't know they were pretty much void of nutritional value too.

    I bought some eggplant for the first time a couple days ago. I cooked it in a stir fry and it was not bad. Anyone feed plecos eggplant?
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    1 Not allowed!
    I rarely eat eggplant, but I don't think it would hurt to try

    I was actually going to try some celery the other day when I was making soup, but forgot and threw the leftovers away
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    2 Not allowed!
    I would try celery hahaha. Course I'm not sure of its nutritional value either. I'm trying to cook/eat more veggies, so my plecos are getting whatever I'm eating lol. They Loooovve broccoli (so do I haha), they get the stalk part cut up in disks. I also like asparagus, but I'm reluctant to try that.....I'm thinking it would be stinky.....

    What about fruit like cantaloupe? What about squash?

    What I'm really wondering is, are veggies more of a treat for plecos? Do they have to be fed pleco rounds or other prepared pleco food to do well? I have a lot of plecos lol. I spend enough in wafers and rounds, just wondering how nutritious feeding them veggies is, and if so, which ones?
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    4 Not allowed!
    Squash = yes. I don't know about celery. It might be too fibrous (is that a word?) and they're mostly water with little nutrition, but good for crunch and when you need something to transport peanut butter to your face and there's not a spoon handy.

    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I would try celery hahaha. Course I'm not sure of its nutritional value either. I'm trying to cook/eat more veggies, so my plecos are getting whatever I'm eating lol. They Loooovve broccoli (so do I haha), they get the stalk part cut up in disks. I also like asparagus, but I'm reluctant to try that.....I'm thinking it would be stinky.....

    What about fruit like cantaloupe? What about squash?

    What I'm really wondering is, are veggies more of a treat for plecos? Do they have to be fed pleco rounds or other prepared pleco food to do well? I have a lot of plecos lol. I spend enough in wafers and rounds, just wondering how nutritious feeding them veggies is, and if so, which ones?

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    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    He must have Rivers....lol!
    @Boundava thank you. That's one of the reasons I don't usually bother eating iceberg lettuce, I'd much rather eat spinach. But I always loved cucumbers, didn't know they were pretty much void of nutritional value too.

    I bought some eggplant for the first time a couple days ago. I cooked it in a stir fry and it was not bad. Anyone feed plecos eggplant?
    No I forget why I havent, oh here it is:

    https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/8...aubergine.html

    I would not feed eggplant it had potentially toxic alkaloids.
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    3 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by showmebutterfly View Post
    Squash = yes. I don't know about celery. It might be too fibrous (is that a word?) and they're mostly water with little nutrition, but good for crunch and when you need something to transport peanut butter to your face and there's not a spoon handy.
    Not a fan of celery, even the smell turns me off. I do know celery has salt stored in it.

    https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts...roducts/2396/2

    The bad: This food is high in Sodium, and a large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
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    4 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I would try celery hahaha. Course I'm not sure of its nutritional value either. I'm trying to cook/eat more veggies, so my plecos are getting whatever I'm eating lol. They Loooovve broccoli (so do I haha), they get the stalk part cut up in disks. I also like asparagus, but I'm reluctant to try that.....I'm thinking it would be stinky.....

    What about fruit like cantaloupe? What about squash?

    What I'm really wondering is, are veggies more of a treat for plecos? Do they have to be fed pleco rounds or other prepared pleco food to do well? I have a lot of plecos lol. I spend enough in wafers and rounds, just wondering how nutritious feeding them veggies is, and if so, which ones?
    I have fed my plecos and even the fish love:

    watermellon
    canteloupe
    honeydew
    summer squash (zucchini and yellow)
    opo (Asian squash-very buoyant. I usually cut in half and scoop out seeds and anchor with a heavy fork or a skewer in the substrate.) My BN goes NUTS
    cucumbers (I haven't given in a while I prefer more nutrient dense foods)
    papaya-favorite is the strawberry papaya
    sweet potatoes, especially the Asian variety
    not too big of a fan for broccoli, cauliflower, green beans or carrots-though my shrimp love the first two.

    Winter squash like:
    butternut
    spagetti
    acorn
    carnival
    turban
    kubota -also a huge hit, goes nuts over it.
    hubbbard

    I can keep the melons in for max 6 hours.
    I keep the other summer veggies in overnight.
    Winter squash can go 24 hours, same with the sweet potato.

    I don't cook any of the above except when I tried carrots. I tried them raw and cooked, but both were a even with the shrimp.

    As for other food, my plecos and other bottom feeders (heck all the fish and shrimp) love the Repasy Bottomscratcher and the wood rasping plecos enjoy his Morning Wood gel food. I often spread that one on a cholla I have that's about 8" long. It didn't last the night when I had the tub full of babies.
    Last edited by Boundava; 09-18-2018 at 05:44 PM.
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    1 Not allowed!
    This is great information!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    I have fed my plecos and even the fish love:

    watermellon
    canteloupe
    honeydew
    summer squash (zucchini and yellow)
    opo (Asian squash-very buoyant. I usually cut in half and scoop out seeds and anchor with a heavy fork or a skewer in the substrate.) My BN goes NUTS
    cucumbers (I haven't given in a while I prefer more nutrient dense foods)
    papaya-favorite is the strawberry papaya
    sweet potatoes, especially the Asian variety
    not too big of a fan for broccoli, cauliflower, green beans or carrots-though my shrimp love the first two.

    Winter squash like:
    butternut
    spagetti
    acorn
    carnival
    turban
    kubota -also a huge hit, goes nuts over it.
    hubbbard

    I can keep the melons in for max 6 hours.
    I keep the other summer veggies in overnight.
    Winter squash can go 24 hours, same with the sweet potato.

    I don't cook any of the above except when I tried carrots. I tried them raw and cooked, but both were a even with the shrimp.

    As for other food, my plecos and other bottom feeders (heck all the fish and shrimp) love the Repasy Bottomscratcher and the wood rasping plecos enjoy his Morning Wood gel food. I often spread that one on a cholla I have that's about 8" long. It didn't last the night when I had the tub full of babies.

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    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by showmebutterfly View Post
    This is great information!
    Yes, thanks @Boundava :)

    Lol, I didn't know veggies were so bad for us. I keep hearing different things about it, like you shouldn't eat tomatoes, beans and peanuts because of the high lectin content. Can't eat this, should avoid that, my head is spinning. It seems the nightshade veggies are good, as long as one doesn't eat too much of it. So I'm going by my old motto, everything in moderation. I wouldn't feed tomatoes though because of the acidity. There must be some nutritional value in every vegetable, more in others, but to figure out a proper diet, I would need a nutritionist.

    Do you think it's worth feeding veggies to plecos, or is it mostly just for variety? Like as a treat? Should prepared veggie and algae wafers still be the staple?
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