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 My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.

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PostSubject: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:24 pm

Hi,I have tried my Bn's on almost everything i can think of but they will not touch anything.I have tried peas,cucumber,potato,sweet potato,butternut squash,romain lettuce,carrot,quite a few different wafers and other things.I have tried them fresh and blanched but nope they just avoid them !! I have spent a lot of money on different wafers and flakes etc but wasted my money so now i stick to hikari wafers and tetra pro veg spirulina flakes.As that is all i can get them to eat.
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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:28 pm

so if you put cucumber in the tank overnight they wont touch it? sounds rather odd :|

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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:34 pm

Maybe rubbing a bit of garlic onto the veggies you are trying to get them to eat (I know it sounds strange but I use it to get new fish to take veggies and they usually go nuts for it)
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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:24 pm

As Aussie guy has said rubbing with garlic will often stimulate them to try a new food. Or you could try wedging one of the Hikari wafers into a piece of veg, having to cross the veg to get the wafer sometimes encourages them to try it.





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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:21 pm

kfenk wrote:
so if you put cucumber in the tank overnight they wont touch it? sounds rather odd :|

No all that happens is the cucumber goes to mush and makes a right mess of the water.I left some in for 2 days and nights once.


I will try the garlic and wafer idea thankyou.
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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:38 am

As was mentioned by Moo I think it was, smear it on and wait for about ten mins then add the veggies to the tank I hope you have some luck with it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:03 am

How many times are you trying the same vegetable? Sometimes they don't realize a certain food is really food until they see it a few times. I personally would choose a food, say zucchini and put a slice in each day and remove it the next. Do this for a week. They will become familiar with it and start eating it.
I think we confuse them sometimes by trying too many new foods in a short period of time Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:55 am

Thanks Aussie guy and thanks Carol i will give that a go too Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:42 am

Try either of these with what ever food your trying and you'll have no problems what so ever Smile
http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Entice.html
http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/GarlicGuard.html

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PostSubject: Re: My Bn's wont eat anything other than algae wafers and spirulina flakes.   Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:56 pm

Thankyou for those links I will look into them Smile

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