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PostSubject: feeding banana   Thu May 26, 2011 7:11 pm

has anyone tried BN on banana i have a few soft one was thinking of trying over night see what happens
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Thu May 26, 2011 7:30 pm

wife has thrown them so next time ill try unless forum this its a no no
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Thu May 26, 2011 8:08 pm

I've not tried it but I would imagine ripe banana would soon deteriorate in water.


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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Thu May 26, 2011 8:24 pm

do you think green banana would be better option jim
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PostSubject: feeding banana   Thu May 26, 2011 9:26 pm

It would be a better option but it would still be trial and error on how soon it started breaking down.
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Thu May 26, 2011 11:30 pm

I wouldn't for the simple fact that bananas are too yummy Very Happy Stick to the usual fruit n veg and your bn should be happy enough cheers

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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Fri May 27, 2011 3:44 am

no joke, after the recent bad weather up on the Aussie gold coast bananas are fricking expensive over here...if i can afford them buggered if they are going to the fish!!!

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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Fri May 27, 2011 5:30 am

Interesting idea, as they are a abundant in potassium. great for healthy breeding...A green one sounds like a good test..maybe just a really small bit at first...
I won't be feeding them tho, $$ like gold over here atm, thanks to the floods...
Then again I know someone who spent $3.50 per Cuc the other day... affraid
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Fri May 27, 2011 6:02 pm

you got me convniced to try will let you know how they like and how quick it breaks down thanks for mixed answers
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:51 pm

put a green banana in about 20 mins ago and my albino malel bristlenose eating away will keep you informed how quick it breaks down tommorrow


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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:47 pm

banana only about one third eaten ofter 24 hours still prety firm all fish not only BN seem to like it will keep an eye on it going soft
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:37 pm

Great info, how big a piece did you put in Question
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:46 pm

i put in a small banana just took off skin and stuck in fork
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:30 am

Mmm.

It's a very interesting thought regarding feeding banana. Probably the strangest thing I have fed my bristlenose is almonds. They jumped on them as soon as it hit the gravel.

Keep us updated.
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:05 pm

ok i will try almond see how mine like them thanks
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:41 pm

Sounds interesting:)
I have used all kinds of melons and melon rinds which I do a water change after the BNs are done. My only concern with leaving any fruit over night is the sugar and it maybe causing an algae bloom.
Carol


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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:53 pm

butterfly wrote:
Sounds interesting:)
I have used all kinds of melons and melon rinds which I do a water change after the BNs are done. My only concern with leaving any fruit over night is the surer and it maybe causing an algae bloom.
Carol

When I use melon and leave it overnight there is none left by morning lol!

Seriously though I've found the flesh close to the rind is firmer and if it's put in last thing at night and removed early next morning it is OK.
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:23 pm

Thanks Jim Smile
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PostSubject: banana????   Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:52 am

Hi there,


No recent update, but I am still wondering how the water quality changed?

Could you please shed a light on that aspect of feeding our darlings?

Best regards,
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:44 pm

In which way are you wondering about the water quality changing Question
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PostSubject: Banana and water quality   Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:03 am

Hi Jim,


My experience with i. e. pumkin, is that it deteriorates the water quality more easily than cucumber/zukkini.
With pumkin, No2, NO3 increases, while O2 level drops. The water becomes so cloudy, that I cannot spot my L144s.
So, when I give pumkin, I do it only on week-ends and do partial (30-40 pct) wc afterwards.


Easily degradable organic matters have a direct impact on NO2, No3, O2, etc.
Frankly, I do not use RO or UV equipments. The reason is that such treatments increases the possibility of secondary contamination (formation and expansion of small organic molecules), along with a boom in Nitrate-ion formation.

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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:01 am

Hi,this feeding fruit business really makes me wonder if it really is necessary and if it really is any good for them.Surely in the wild they would never come across fruit.I personaly stick to algae and veg now and then as they would come across and eat plant matter in the wild.Is their digestive systems up to handling fruit?
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PostSubject: fruit   Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:55 pm

Well, I would not say that there is NO fruit available in their natural habitat.

Do not forget about the fruit of the Acai palm tree (actually called Acai berry) and other fruits. So, it is absolutely not new to provide fruit to our BNs, but we do not have what Mother Nature has: natural cycle of fresh (liveable for BNs) water.
That is the reason we should monitor water quality very closely when we feed them with such fruits/veggies.

And that is the reason why I wish to know what sort of experiences had been gathered by feeding BNs with banana.
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PostSubject: Re: feeding banana   Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:12 pm

The original poster of this topic, TheJediCouncil, never mentioned any effect to water quality.

Personally I have never tried feeding banana as I believe it will quickly deteriorate and cause similar problems you mention with Pumpkin.
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PostSubject: Banana   Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:19 pm

Hi Jim,


Well, I would not try either, but I love to hear others' experiences.

Best regards,
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