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  1. #1
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    how long do i boil a piece of zucchini before giving it to my bn's? what are some other thing i can feed them. ive heard green beans, spinach, cucumber.

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    I just peel it and stick a fork in it and place it in the tank.
    The only thing I blanch is frozen peas!
    If you boil it,it will fall apart in the water.
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    oh, good. so, they are able to chew it up. i thought the boiling was to soften it up a bit for them.

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    Canned green beans (right out of the can) also disappear quite quickly in my tanks. Personally, I'd much rather feed them to the fish than eat them myself. I pefer frozen veggies over canned.

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    Zuchinni, cucumber, peas, romaine, spinach, greenbeans, bloodworms, brine shrimp, krill, fry food, algae...................

    My pleco likes zuchinni, peas, romaine, bloodworms, krill, and fry food best!!
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    Plecos are versatile little fish, you can feed them anything from raw apples to little bits of beefheart depending one what kind you have. The problem with feeding them "human food" is that you have to be very careful they eat every last peice or it can foul the water something fierce.

    I personally microwave my frozen zuchini (when it's in season I feed it fresh) in a little glass bowl full of water till it's thawed, seems enough for my bn.

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    try cantaloupe... it's my plecos favorite and is already soft enough to be eaten.
    same with watermelon.

    *I do blanch the harder cucumber and zucchini for a couple of minutes...
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    well I just cut a piece, put it in a cup with water, microwave it for about a minute, then its usually soft enough, and will sink.

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    i think that he enjoyed it!
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