Bristlenose World
Don't forget to vote for Bristlenose World Smile




 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Is there a trick to get them to eat?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Paradox81
Fish Egg
Fish Egg


Male Number of posts : 8
Age : 35
Location : Cincy, OH
Job/hobbies : Retail Manager/Tattoo's, Sports, Animals
Humor : Sarcastic
Thank You Points : 0
Registration date : 2012-03-03

PostSubject: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:35 am

I've been trying to feed mine cucumbers and zucchini and I never see mine eating on it. I know they are eating cause they are still around but I never see them touch them. Is there a trick to get them to eat their veggies? Any tips I would appreciate it.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jeff
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 307
Age : 46
Location : Calgary AB Canada
Job/hobbies : Semi-retired / Lord of the Rings Online
Humor : dry
Thank You Points : 17
Registration date : 2011-09-07

PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:40 am

You could try blanching veg first, see if that helps.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator


Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 30
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:40 am

depends on the vege. some veges do not need blanching (e.g. Cucumber).

try rubbing them with garlic paste. for some reason they love it.

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bristlenoses
Moderator
Moderator


Female Number of posts : 992
Age : 51
Location : Mansfield,Nottinghamshire,East Midlands U.K
Job/hobbies : Bristlenoses,photography,animals,nature,drawing and painting,films,books,internet.
Thank You Points : 59
Registration date : 2011-08-26

PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:48 am

Hi,what other foods are you feeding?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Paradox81
Fish Egg
Fish Egg


Male Number of posts : 8
Age : 35
Location : Cincy, OH
Job/hobbies : Retail Manager/Tattoo's, Sports, Animals
Humor : Sarcastic
Thank You Points : 0
Registration date : 2012-03-03

PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:32 am

they get algae wafers, fish flakes, there is some algae growing in the tank I've seen them eating on.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jeff
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 307
Age : 46
Location : Calgary AB Canada
Job/hobbies : Semi-retired / Lord of the Rings Online
Humor : dry
Thank You Points : 17
Registration date : 2011-09-07

PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:16 pm

Once they have cleaned all the algae from your glass, surely they will take more interestin the veg you are offering them Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Paradox81
Fish Egg
Fish Egg


Male Number of posts : 8
Age : 35
Location : Cincy, OH
Job/hobbies : Retail Manager/Tattoo's, Sports, Animals
Humor : Sarcastic
Thank You Points : 0
Registration date : 2012-03-03

PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:35 pm

I guess I spoke to soon, I came home today from work and he ate almost all of it. He was still working on it when I went downstairs and got off it as soon as he saw me. Guess he doesn't like to be watched when he eats.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
jim.and
Moderator
Moderator


Male Number of posts : 1449
Age : 59
Location : England
Job/hobbies : Warehouse Op
Thank You Points : 107
Registration date : 2010-08-04

PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:26 pm

Sometimes when trying a new veg if you stick one of their favourite Algae wafers into it may encourage them to try it, they will have to go over the veg to get at the wafer.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Is there a trick to get them to eat?   Today at 3:55 am

Back to top Go down
 
Is there a trick to get them to eat?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Rate my Trick Room Team
» DID THEY ALWAYS TRICK ME?(ABOUT Scrap-Iron Scarecrow)
» Trick or Treat !!!
» Trick or Treat!!! (Ghostrick Madolches)
» [SCD New] Entermage Trick Clown

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bristlenose World :: Bristlenose Main Area :: Feeding Time-
Jump to: