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Cucumber or Courgette
Cucumber
51%
 51% [ 89 ]
Courgette
49%
 49% [ 85 ]
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OrangeBrissy
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PostSubject: bad or poisonous?   Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:08 am

is there any fruit/veg/meat that is bad or posionous, anything that is a real danger to feed the bn's?
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:19 pm

too much protein is bad, thats about it

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:05 pm

Mine enjoy cucumber and courgette. I've just started trying other fruits and veg.
They didn't like apple. Today im trying strawberries Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:08 pm

Mine love snow peas, cucumber, zucini, cooked carrot, tomatoes, rockmelon and slices of reef fish scraps.

They aren't too fussed on strawberries though.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:48 pm

Hi I have just joined up so excited dedicated pleco page

I have been breeding bristlenose for about 2 years and this what I feed mine

Carrots with stainless steel pop rivots in them to weight down then i freeze them and get same outcome as blanching (go a bit soft)

Sinking red protien discs

green sinking alge discs



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PostSubject: re:veggie list   Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:38 pm

Great resource (especially for a beginner like me)! mine like lettuce, spinach, courgette(or zucchini as we know it here), cucumber, carrots, apples (not really, but my otocinclus love them)!honeydew melon and cantaloupe melon but I will now try a few others on the list!
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ianp213
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:03 am

Don't forget the SQUASH. Lol
My BN Prefer Squash before anything! I can place any other food in with the squash but the squash is always eaten first (scoop seeds out) weigh down with paperclip and sinker attached!
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Steve5495
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PostSubject: feeding ease   Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:24 pm

Took fishing line and a plant anchor,tied two alge clips and wieghted the one I put the veggies on.Now I never have to go find the clip.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:56 pm

Steve5495 wrote:
Took fishing line and a plant anchor,tied two alge clips and wieghted the one I put the veggies on.Now I never have to go find the clip.

good idea Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:46 am

I really enjoyed reading it. I now have some great ideas on other things i can feed my BNs.
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tevoro
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:11 am

Article written 4 years ago, bu still a great read!

Thanks for taking the time out to write this!
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dragonboy69
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:21 pm

Has anyone feed there BN beetroot
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:09 am

:/ nope
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uchihahovis
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Veggie List.   Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:47 pm

umm i thought that avacado is too fatty for plecos (bns, and gibbyceps)
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Skobie1
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PostSubject: BN feeding   Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:12 pm

New to community, just got my first BN, love watching it move around, was not sure what to feed it, had alge in my tank but now it's all gone! Shocked (in less than 2 days) So i did not want him to starve, great list of foods, thanks!
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