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PostSubject: Hi   Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:57 am

Hi All from Sydney.

Been looking around forums to find the best food from Common and Pepps BN and pleco.

Looking to make DIY food for the BN or anything that can make my BN grow faster Smile

Currently have 2 tanks, one is for the Catties and the other is a community tank.

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Alex
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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:31 am

Hi & Welcome to Bristlenoseworld.
I feed my bns cucumber maybe twice a week, leaving them to it for as long as it takes, But I only put in enough for the amount of fish I have in there, don't put too much in or it will go off before they eat it all, & foul the water, I also use Prestige algae discs(aussie product), Hakari Algae wafers, on the odd occasion they get a Prestige carnivore pellet(aussie product), The fry love the "Omega One Red Seaweed"..
The key is veggies, as they are predominantly herbivorous ..
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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:49 am

Thanks Mooo, I tried feeding them blanched Zuchini or raw zuchini but they dont seems to like it. I feed them cooked carrots, tomato (dont really like them either), pear skins, couliflower leaves (like them only if it is blanched). Never tried cucumber. How long before the cucumber foul the water?

I tried feeding them sera catfish chip and some generic brand spirulina wafer but they dont seems to like them. They like Hikaris but I read somewhere that there is too much protein in them so I stop giving them that.

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PostSubject: hiakri and cucumber..   Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:02 pm

cucumber can vary in the tank depending on how hard or soft the water is plus the type of set up and fish etc....

though in my 26 gallong Fluval tank I put a small 4 cm piece of cucumber in once a week and it seems to last about 3-4 days before it starts decaying at such a rate it floats and fouls the top, though the excess waste at the top can easily be scooped out with a net.

I sometimes put a stainless steel spoon through the middle of the cucmber and then inside a spare net, then leave it in the tank and when it starts to decay just remove it with the net and spoon easily.

alternatively i tie the spoon and cucmber to a sucker and leave the sucker just out of the top for easily removal later.

Hikari wafers I only feed every third day usually though it is good to help removal of fish too as they like it that much they stay stuck to it like glue...lol...

some pleco's like lettuce leaf too, though before adding lettuce leaf I was the leaf in water taken out of the tank just to make sure there are no slugs or snails on the leaf...

all the best Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:41 am

Hey and welcome to Bristlenose world!

I feed mine almost exclusivly on cucumber. every few days i add in some flake food or bloodworms or something but mostly they get cucumber. I stick a stainless steal fork through it and drop it in and take it out at most 2 days later (when i feed again, but that stage it is normally reduced to a husk. I also feed them on blanched pumpkin, deshelled peas and rockmellon (the LOVE rockmellon!!)

If you are having trouble with getting the to eat cucumber or any other vegie then try rubbing it with garlic. it will draw them in from all over the tank!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:41 pm

Great advice Doug.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:48 pm

Its what i do Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:34 pm

I use corgette it lasts alot longer than cucumber mine seem to prefer it more than cucumber as well
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