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Cucumber or Courgette
Cucumber
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Courgette
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JacobkGreen
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:39 am

I came across a veggie mix I hadn't seen before when I was looking at veggies at Walmart. It's a hybrid or mix of Squash and zucchini, Looks like a zucchini but has the consistency of a solid squash. No fibers or anything like that just solid "flesh" as it were. I have found that it keeps longer in the fridge and takes longer to get mushy in the tank. I don't know if any of you have every come across it before or if it's old or a new thing, but this is the first time I have seen it. My b/n seem to absolutely love it. and I have kept it in my tank for two days(same piece) without any significant molding or rot. Just thought I would share this info with you all and see if you have any luck with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:34 am

cheers jacob i will keep my eye out for some..

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:50 am

I read about giving them peas and beans....has anyone ever tried dried beans with any of their plecs? Would that even be a good idea?

With the sweet potatoe, do you peal it first?
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:51 pm

i pealed mine, but just what i fed them. kept the rest in the fridge. i have 11 BN in a 29g tank-i chopped a small piece of tater for them...they nibble alot on it-but dont eat the whole thing. ended up discarding it a few days later.
mine love green beans-right out of the can-left overs u know....who would think a fish would eat left overs-lols!
enjoy! Rich
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:14 am

sweet potato is the best imo it doesn't foul up the water like other vegies
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:17 am

Tadj wrote:
sweet potato is the best imo it doesn't foul up the water like other vegies

Mine dont like it as much as Courgette
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PostSubject: re: Pleco Veggie List   Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:27 am

My ABNs and BNs love zucchini, fresh string beans, carrots, yellow squash. I serve the zucchini and squash on a thin skewer which works quite well because they have a lot of surface space to chew on. I'm really curious about the screwcumber though. Today, I added a slice of sweet potato to a skewer of zucchini. The fry are interested...we'll see what happens tonight.

Dad loves carrots


Fry munching on Zucchini on a driftwood branch


Sweet Potato and Zucchini skewer
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:08 am

Nice pix abnmom1, great to see some foto"s attached to a post :bounce:
Oh yeah food: I've only tried Zuchinni, green beans and peas( funny the peas
had no where near the success as the other 2), and hold down the zuchini down with
a spoon , just thread it on the skinny end +no pointy bits that you get with a fork.
Waiting to try sweet potatoe.
Cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:06 pm

Just popped over to post my veggie list, see jacob has done it already lol. Just so ya know, should really get permission from author before posting an article in its entirety. Anyway tis fine.

Do have a request though, would it be possible to change the link for the veggie list to here as the PF one might be removed at some point

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:52 pm

Doodles wrote:
Just popped over to post my veggie list, see jacob has done it already lol. Just so ya know, should really get permission from author before posting an article in its entirety. Anyway tis fine.

Do have a request though, would it be possible to change the link for the veggie list to here as the PF one might be removed at some point

Veggie List

well lisa iam sorry about that jacob should have told me that it was your's...
I can only trust my member's when they post pic's and info and can only assume that the pics and info is their's.....
I will jump right on it.......

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:43 am

kind of old post but i heard that cucumber contains keratine that does no good for us but it promotes bone growth for fish.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:17 pm

DJ-don wrote:
kind of old post but i heard that cucumber contains keratine that does no good for us but it promotes bone growth for fish.


yep pretty much most veggie's are good for our BN's and diff veggie's provide goodness...........

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:17 pm

I think I'll definately have a look at carrots now, they are chok'a'blok with keratine( aren't they?)
cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:52 pm

Can anybody elaberate on the word keratine??? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:11 pm

Keratin is an extremely strong protein which is a major component in skin, hair, nails, hooves, horns, and teeth.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:47 am

keratine is just literally what your hair and nails are made out of like KJ said it is a type of protein. but when eaten by us it doesnt provide much for us. people say zucchini is mroe healthier than courgette to us but for fish its quite opposite i believe
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:27 pm

Beet tops and spinach are my bns absolute fave. cheers It is easy to grow on my tiny balcony and I enjoy it too.
they particularly like it if the spinach goes to seed a bit, they eat all the soft flowers off first.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:51 pm

lol ive only tried cucumber and carrots.. they LOVE cucumber! i blench the carrots and the cucumbers i thro strait in (atached to a fork). i like to do alot at 1 time and save the rest in the freezer so i thro in a cucumber and skip a day and then i thro in a carrot... also mine dont touch algea wafers anless there starving.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:59 am

thats interesting as mine will swarm on algae wafers if it throw some in. they go nuts!

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:05 pm

I have just started feeding vegetables to mine they like the zucchini and sweet potato. Do I have to blanch it for the fry and parents or can I just put it in the tank for both (the fry are about 3/4"-1" long snout to tail?
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:41 am

thanx for all the imfo everyone
very usefull!
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:42 am

I only use Zuccini
is this OK?
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:43 pm

As for weighing down fruit/veg etc, along with veggie clips, I have taken to using one of my mums old plastic knitting needles... Poking the point under the wood or stone etc and then they just chew it right off!
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:58 pm

Mine go crazy for Brussel Sprouts Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:48 am

Thankyou JacobkGreen i have been aspecialy buying zucchini just for my bn's but now i think i will just be able to do a noirmal grocery shop and use some of the various fruit n veg and ur list. very help full much more informative than any pet store...lol cheers!!! Very Happy
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