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Cucumber or Courgette
Cucumber
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PostSubject: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:20 am

This list was made by Lisa....aka Doodle's........and would like to thank her for providing the information.........even though permission as only just been granted..lol....sorry again and thanks again........ cheers



IMPORTANT

1. Make sure you have an ID of your plec to ensure the correct dietary needs are met.
2. A varied diet of veg+fruit is needed so that nutritional needs are fulfilled.
3. Don't forget to include algae wafers, meat, and wood depending on species of plec.
4. If you put in anything that contains the skin or rind be sure to scrub it first to get rid of any pesticides.


STARTER LIST
this is a list of vegetables and fruit that are popular with most plecs.
(Thank you to everyone who voted in the veggie poll and all the input)

Zucchini/Courgette
Cucumber
Peas (deshelled)
Sweet Potato
Green Beans
Melon/Melon rind


OTHER VEGETABLES AND FRUIT

Apple( doesn't seem to be too popular)
Asparagus
Aubergine/Egg plant
Avocado
Broccoli/Stalk
Butternut Squash+ other squash
Capsicum/Bell pepper(not the hot ones)
Cauliflower/Stalk
Carrot
Coconut
Grapes
Kale/Collard Greens
Kiwi Fruit
Lettuce
Lima Beans
Mango
Mushroom (common plecs and goldspots love mushroom)let it float,they will reach it. Good exercise
Papaya
Potato
Pumpkin
Spinach
Sprouts
Swede
Tomato
Yam

Most veg can be given raw but if you find no-one is interested then try blanching.
Don't leave veggies and esp fruit in for too long otherwise you can end up with water quality problems. The easiest approach is to add them in the evening and remove in the morning.

SUGGESTIONS FOR WEIGHING DOWN VEG

Stainless Steel spoon(push the spoon through the veg)
Stainless Steel fork(there have been suggestions that plecs have hurt themselves on the prongs of forks, use at your own risk)
A rubber band/rock
Suction capped Veggie clip (fish shops usually sell these)
Screwcumber
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:18 pm

nice one jakob keep um coming cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:15 pm

mine enjoy courgette,cucumber, romana lettuce leaf
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:38 am

yep i also feed mine courgette,cucumber they love it... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:59 pm

i feed mine Cucumber, Courgette, Sweet Potato, and lettuce
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:04 pm

816johnv wrote:
i feed mine Cucumber, Courgette, Sweet Potato, and lettuce
how would you feed lettuce without it floating?? forgive me if thats a silly question lol...

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:06 pm

with one of these mate

it has a clip attached to a sucktion cup

http://www.plymouthdiscus.co.uk/images/sea%20veg%20clip.JPG
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:08 pm

ahhh very usefull i will have a look around for one of those...what else could you feed using this..could i use it for zucc instead of using a fork

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:19 pm

Curby wrote:
ahhh very usefull i will have a look around for one of those...what else could you feed using this..could i use it for zucc instead of using a fork


yes you can use it for anything

although not as good as a screwcumber for Zucchi

http://www.screwcumber.com/images/2_ancistrus_on_carrot.jpg

these are better for Zucchi because you just srew them through so you can have a piece as big as you want without worrying about the clip not holding it and it floating to the surface
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:37 am

South American plecs and you forgot a South American vegetable which my L204 are partial to Choko. They also love stripping raw bamboo but not the soft stuff in a can.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:10 am

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South American plecs and you forgot a South American vegetable which my L204 are partial to Choko. They also love stripping raw bamboo but not the soft stuff in a can.


i have never even heard of Choko lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:29 am

816johnv wrote:
Brengun wrote:
South American plecs and you forgot a South American vegetable which my L204 are partial to Choko. They also love stripping raw bamboo but not the soft stuff in a can.


i have never even heard of Choko lol!

Ah maybe you know it as the Chayote? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:11 pm

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816johnv wrote:
Brengun wrote:
South American plecs and you forgot a South American vegetable which my L204 are partial to Choko. They also love stripping raw bamboo but not the soft stuff in a can.


i have never even heard of Choko lol!

Ah maybe you know it as the Chayote? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote


lol! no i dont think i have ever seen this one mate will keep an eye out for it and give it a try
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:27 pm

very nice suggestion about the chayote, I've heard of them before but never thought about feeding them to plecs. There not all that easy to find around here so that may have something to do with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:28 pm

Hmm iam baffled can anyone show us a pic??

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:41 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote

here is a pic
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:09 pm

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote

here is a pic

So how would this be given to the plec and i aint seen that around so were would we buy it...


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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Curby wrote:
816johnv wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote

here is a pic

So how would this be given to the plec and i aint seen that around so were would we buy it...


me neither..... i ant got a clue how you would feed this.... does it need peeling or can they eat the skin
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:14 pm

id take a guess and say you would have to cut it down the middle and feed it like you would cuc or zucc??
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:50 am

Curby wrote:
id take a guess and say you would have to cut it down the middle and feed it like you would cuc or zucc??
scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:11 am

Bristlenoses are going absolutely bananas today for watermelon. We are a good team; I eat most of the red bits and they eat the rest. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:55 am

lol! ive never tried them with watermelon think i will give it a try
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:07 pm

what part of the water melon do you feed and how ?? like zucc???

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:09 pm

Generally you would feed the "peel" off the watermelon, The Green part. The soft red fruit part that we eat messes up the tank at an alarming rate.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:00 am

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Generally you would feed the "peel" off the watermelon, The Green part. The soft red fruit part that we eat messes up the tank at an alarming rate.

cheers jacob an overall good thread mate keep um coming... Wink

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