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PostSubject: how to sink courgette's   Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:41 pm

I am trying to feed some courgette's to my bristlenose so that i try and make them breed. How can i sink courgette's? i tried 1 slice but it floated Sad had to stick it to a driftwood.
Also in 1 hour they did not touch it yet. Should i give them more time? If yes how much should I give before I remove it?
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:01 pm

i use forks and leave it in for about 24hrs

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PostSubject: weighing veggie food down in fish tanks?   Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:06 pm

I use a one pence piece thru the middle...

or sometimes a fork as mentioned above...

I also find a small spoon sometimes very useful...

I tend to leave in 2 days at the most.....
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:51 pm

I DIY with a clothes peg (plastic spring) + suction cup.
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:17 am

ok thanks nice options. Also they are not eating it. Should I make something or what?
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:20 am

try blanching it a bit then it should sink on its own and is softer. I had some fry that wouldnt touch it to start with then when I blanched it they were all over it. Eventually they then now go straight for the raw stuff
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:07 pm

Garlic, rub it with garlic and they will swarm on it!

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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:37 pm

they ate a little bit.

why do you use garlic? Also fresh garlic or powder? I have powder but not fresh.
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:06 am

Interesting, I don't understand why my discuses also loved garlic. I use garlic powder in my seafood mix for the discuses, but haven't tried on veggi for the pleco, maybe i should just try.
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:10 am

i use crushed garlic when i do it and it sends them into a feeding frenzy!!! at it applies to all fish Smile

That said, some bristlenose wont eat vegies. My first breeder, an 18cm monster of a male called spasm, never age vegies to his dying day at 7 1/2 years old, no matter what i tried.

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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:49 am

I put in the ocasional cube of tubiflex (Stuck to tank near surface) the siamese attacks it and my harlequin clear up the mess.. until, my male bristle nose now come and sits on the whole cube, then takes it down into his lair.. which means the cory get some too.. crazy fish.

I guess the rule book only counts a certain percentage.
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:16 am

Some good tips there. I usually feed mine cucumber but I got a bad batch from one supermarket that had been force ripened and they were huge. For some reason it didn't agree with my plecos and I lost a couple so unless I can get locally grown cukes I am gonna switch to courgette (zuchini in Australia). I think I read somewhere to make sure to get smaller ones so even the seeds will be soft and edible?
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:04 am

Im feeding Courgettes and now they are eating them not all but almost. I put a teaspoon in the middle of the courgette so that it sinks. Also I remove it after 24 hours.

I feed them bloodworms weekly and weekly colder water changes but no spawn yet Sad
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:41 pm

give them time. I remove the courgetts after 36hours or so. Give them a good balance feed and eventually it will all fall into place. good luck cheers jk
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:29 pm

i bought some cheap ss spoons from ikea they were £3 and just snapped the heads of and use the long thin bit to hold the cuc down works a treat
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PostSubject: Re: how to sink courgette's   Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:43 pm

now i am using a teaspoon and works fine Smile
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