Cucumber For Fish Food

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they get fed on different days two of something, except on pea day - that's all they get that day to help them with digestion.

pellets - most days
flakes - most days

bloodworm - now twice a week-ish
bugbites - opposite to bloodworm daysn- but there are days when they get neither

wafers- its been awhile actually - they dont seem to recognise it as food?

variety discs - these stick to the glass so when I want to watch them eat - maybe once a week instead of flakes

peas once every two weeks or so.

now I want to introduce more veg so that its truly varied but they don't seem at all interested in the cucumber. typically how long until they recognise it as food? Anyone with experience with feeding their fish veg?

edit:~ also feed them garlic recently because of a parasite scare...nobody says you can bring them in with live food until you have a scare...why is that?
 
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What kind of fish are we talking about? I give my angelfish a cucumber every two weeks and the other veggies fish I give them daily with their regular pellet food but for mine to recognize that it was good took almost four days and then one started biting at it then the rest joined in
 

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Cucumber is good, zucchini is better. You may need to try a few times before it is taken, also whether blanched or raw will make a difference
 

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What kind of fish are we talking about? I give my angelfish a cucumber every two weeks and the other veggies fish I give them daily with their regular pellet food but for mine to recognize that it was good took almost four days and then one started biting at it then the rest joined in

I have a community tank so have to take everyones diet requirements into account. 4 mountain minnows, 4 dannio, 6 platys, 5 corys, a loach, 4 shrimp, a nerite and some pest snails. Going to leave them with it then and watch

edit: how could I forget my two tiger barb?!
 
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blanching it makes it easier for them to bite into since it’s soft and it spreads through the aquarium,Normally the shrimp and snails and Cory’s would be the first to get too it unless you have a veggie clip then the top dwellers would notice it and pick at it
 

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blanching it makes it easier for them to bite into since it’s soft and it spreads through the aquarium,Normally the shrimp and snails and Cory’s would be the first to get too it unless you have a veggie clip then the top dwellers would notice it and pick at it
cant wait! I dont have clips so I used a zip tie and attached it to one of my peices of driftwood for now, its floating up at the moment. Maybe finally I will see the shrimp - they typically hide under the driftwood or behind the moss wall, rarely see them
 

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A fork would also weigh it down and make sure to remove any uneaten food after a day or you’ll get a nasty smell and trust me it’s a awful smell especially pumpkin
 

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A fork would also weigh it down and make sure to remove any uneaten food after a day or you’ll get a nasty smell and trust me it’s a awful smell especially pumpkin
Im assuming this is first hand experience? made me giggle. I hadn't considered using a fork - but is it good putting metal into a tank?
 
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