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    Can you leave those in the tank till they are eaten up, or is there a time period you leave them? I'm glad I made this post, I've learned a lot!
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    As others have said, I really don't think your pleco looks thin at all. I have a male BNP in one of my tanks with only a few other fish now which I feed sparingly - mostly some flakes, bug bites, very rarely some blood worms. When I remember I'll buy some zucchini, but he seems to find things to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus291 View Post
    Can you leave those in the tank till they are eaten up, or is there a time period you leave them? I'm glad I made this post, I've learned a lot!
    It depends on what you put in the tank. Summer melons should only go in for a couple hours. Thin cut zucchini like I have in the one picture should also go in for a couple hours. Anything cabbage based I. e. broccoli cauliflower brussel sprouts, should only go in for half a day otherwise they will seriously foul your water. Winter squash is on the other hand are good overnight up to 24 hours depending on which squash you put in. Something really dense like the butternut can go up to 24 hours if you put it in raw. If you use something like a spaghetti squash or even an acorn squash it's not quite as dense so I wouldn't put it in more than overnight. The papaya also is something I wouldn't put in longer than 12 hours.
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