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rinoh
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PostSubject: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 2:51 am

hi guys,

how do you feed cucumber to your bristlenose, how do you prepare it. :idea:
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 11:58 am

For us, we use a re-shaped metal kebab skewer and hang it from the top of the tank. Others use screwcumbers, or cutlery, lead, anything to weigh it down. There is no preparation with cucumber, just cut of a chunk and add to tank, the bristlies will do the rest LOL

Just watch for it going soft as it is the quickest to turn and polute your tank.

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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 12:52 pm

I use screwcumbers, but like Angie said do not leave it in too long
I tend to add in late pm / early eve and remove next morning, that is if anything is left
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 1:54 pm

thanks big help Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 8:36 pm

hi their make sure you give the skin a good wash most veg unless organic will have been sprayd with chemicals not worth the risk for the sake of a quick wash
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 9:53 pm

Use Zuchinni instead rinoh, it will hold up better in your tank, as mentioned cuccumber quickly turns to
mush as it is all ready about 90% water, look at the difference between Zuchinni and cuccumber and you'll
see what I mean.
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 10:48 pm

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as mentioned cuccumber quickly turns to mush

Complete opposite with me, zucch turns to mush, goes everywhere and stuff within a day or two, whilst cucumber holds up lovely for a few days (by the end of which it's usually all gone lol!)

Personally, I just cut a chunk and sandwich it inbetween a screwable winestopper lol
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 08, 2010 11:09 pm

mine does,nt get the chance to turn to mush put in at night and take whats left out first thing in a morning
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptySun Jan 10, 2010 6:18 pm

I peal the skin off then hold it under hot water for a few seconds, then add to fork/skewer/spoon handle/screwcumber/ceramic weight/whatever and sink it. I give them about 1/8 every other day and its gone by morning. If I feed it every day they tend to get bored and let it go to mush.

I only hold it under warm water to soften the outer edges sp the clown loach babies and corydoras can get a bit before the lights go out and the ABN sniff it out. Normally it never gets to the bottom before a fish is attached.
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyWed Jan 20, 2010 5:54 pm

I would feed Courgette before cucumber due to the fact cucumber breaks down to quick and turns the tank misty...

And alls i do is cut the courgette into a four inch peice then slice it down the middle and stick an heavy fork into it so it doesnt float...
make sure the white side is facing up although they will graze on the green.....

And leave it in no longer than 24hrs....i put mine it at 7pm and take it out at 8am ish....

And just a simple wash under normal water does no harm ......

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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyThu Jan 21, 2010 1:49 am

hey curby what is courgette Question scratch
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyThu Jan 21, 2010 8:00 am

Courgette/Zucchini just looks like cucumber...

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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 10:14 am

I slice cucumber down the middle, push a stainless steel spoon through it, put it into the tank and take the spoon out next day.

The adults love it.

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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 1:55 pm

Mine don't leave any to go mushy! ALL my fish eat it!
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptySun Jan 24, 2010 5:33 pm

I have recently switch to courgette from cucumber
It's not only cheaper but my BN's prefer it to cucumber Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: feeding cucumber ????   feeding cucumber ???? EmptyMon Jan 25, 2010 1:26 am

think i will still go with the cucumber, they eat it. but i will try some other things to. thanks everyone cheers
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PostSubject: how to feed cummumber to plecos   feeding cucumber ???? EmptySat Jan 15, 2011 5:23 am

im feeding cucummber and zuch to my plecos and the cucumber isnt that exciting to them compared to the zuch
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PostSubject: cucumber    feeding cucumber ???? EmptyMon Jan 17, 2011 6:41 am

my albino and my normal bristel nose love cucumber now , they wont touch zuch ay more , and my goldies love cucumber too , yeah it clouds the water
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