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PostSubject: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:22 am

I have a group of about 3/4"-1" bn and abn fry and was wondering if it blanching is needed on sweet potatoe and zucchini. Also, what is the best items to feed fry for fastest growth. I do not know how old they are. If you would like to take a guess I am all eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:43 am

The last time I had fry I fed them zucchini unblanched and butternut
Pumpkin that was blanched. Also fed them algae wafers.
I don't no of any food that will make them grow faster
The only thing I found was keeping the water clean with lots
Of water changes.
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PostSubject: Re: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:49 am

My two BN were just a bit bigger than that when I got them. I personally thought 'everyone' was bonkers saying they eat veggies (even though I'd seem pictures of fry eating veggies), I tried and tried but all they would eat was 'Plecostumus tablet food' - King british.. As they got bigger they started eating the veggies and now are always looking for all the usual suspects..
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PostSubject: cucember n garlic..   Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:27 pm

i noticed ages ago my BN seem to go wild for a few slices of cucumber covered in garlic, or garlic spread....lol...

though go easy on the spread coz it can make a mess in the tank...lol
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PostSubject: Re: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:38 pm

wolverine wrote:
i noticed ages ago my BN seem to go wild for a few slices of cucumber covered in garlic, or garlic spread....lol...

though go easy on the spread coz it can make a mess in the tank...lol

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:50 pm

to grow your bn's quick you need a large tank, the bigger the setup the bigger the growth rate....i put 5 bn's in my dads 5ft setup just 2 months ago and they are not far off fully grown,,, affraid ....unless its the malawi food they are eating???

As for blanched /un-blanched?? ive always feed unblnached courgette and Hikari wafers nothing else and i have no probz with growth......
only blanch when a veggie is really hard and tough as it will be easier for the bn's to digest...bogwood/driftwood will also help them digest any tough foods they have consumed.....

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PostSubject: Re: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:03 am

okay so I do not need to blanch the zucchini (corget) but go ahead and blanch the sweet potatoe it sounds like. How well would they fare in my community o tetras and newts? Question
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PostSubject: Re: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:49 am

I give cucumber raw, and with peas, beans & other veg I steam them first.
All my fish eat the veg, not only the bns.
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PostSubject: Re: To blanch or not blanch that is the ?   Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:25 pm

some times i blanch , most the time i dont bother . just wash , cut , stick a fork in it then plop in tank
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