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Thread: feeding produce

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    A little off topic, but some of us have recently read the posted article about orange peel being a good appetite stimulant for discus that have not been eating for a while.

    The fish may not eat it, but it seemingly really gets discus (& maybe other fish too) to eat other things !!

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    Surprised i haven't seen anyone mention the old stable, Whole Oats. Easy to store, does not cloud the water if high quality and is beloved by catfish and gouramis. A lot of other fish including cichlids will also happily eat it.
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    I have never heard of feeding oats to fish until now
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    My pond goldfish love oats.


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    Wow, never heard of that. I have whole oats as my birds love it. Do you give it to the fish raw...does it sink?
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    Yes you give it raw and some will sink other will float and then sink in a little while. Start by just giving a few.
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    Thanks, I will try tomorrow. I have a big pleco, you think he will swallow one whole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Surprised i haven't seen anyone mention the old stable, Whole Oats. Easy to store, does not cloud the water if high quality and is beloved by catfish and gouramis.
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    Yes you give it raw and some will sink other will float and then sink in a little while. Start by just giving a few.
    I just found this and am going to try it too. Thanks for this tip, William.
    Has anyone else tried feeding whole oats?
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    I should have referred back to this thread before I did what I did yesterday. I wanted to feed carrots (because we were having them for supper last night and I thought fish should too).

    Couldn't recall if I've ever fed carrots to the tanks before. I just fed them a couple of raw slices. (oops) This morning, it looks like nothing is interested. Usually shrimp would be all over whatever I'm offering the tank. These have been in there just under 23 hours now. I might pull them out when I get back.
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    Cook them (I steam mine) until almost done, then offer them to the fish...my fish, snails, and shrimp won't touch them uncooked, but they eat them up when mostly cooked
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