Cucumber Must Be Awful Good

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  1. BillynJennifer

    BillynJenniferWell Known MemberMember

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    I dropped in some cucumber earlier and a bunch turned out to try it out. Also, one of the baby shrimp, on the cucumber, showed up also.

     
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    I put a piece of Zucchini in mine and the Amanos were on it all night! :p
     
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    For one reason or another, none of my shrimp are fond of Zucchini. I also tried yellow squash and I also tried baby Spinach leaves. Both were a bust. Cucumber is a hit.
     
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    My Nerites have never touched anything I've put in there.
     
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    That's because they are happy feeding on natural tank resources like algae, any food put in must be cooked so its tender enough for them to pull apart and more importantly give them a chance to get used to it, try it a few times, cucumber is very high in minerals although it's not on my list of veggie foods I should put it there
     
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    Blanched first. The Amanos and my BN were all over it. My mysteries used to like it thou.
     
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    I'm going to ask @BillynJennifer what she did and the reaction and amount the shrimp ate, I would still take the centre out, because its soft due to water content I would leave the skin on and drop in boiling water for 10 seconds to kill anything, I will test this just to see what happens
     
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    The shrimp and the mystery snail both liked it, but I'm sure the snail ate the lion's share. I do make sure that I cut out the center. The center gets slimy.
     
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    I blanch zuchinni for 10 min boil but my shrimp babies only ones that really eat it.
     
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    I just dried it off before freezing it. (Not blanched, raw) Threw it in a ziplock bag and froze it. If it is stuck together I just clunk it on the counter and they separate. Let thaw, and it is soft. My BN is going crazy on I think a piece of Summer squash right now. I have Zucchini and Summer mixed in the freezer bag!
     
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    Are they floating? I blanch so that the pieces will sink to the bottom.
     
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    Still experimenting I guess. The last one did not but this new one is not....:sour: Someone said not to blanch before freezing because it will get super mushy. We are still in process I guess. I stuck it on the end of my driftwood...:p
     
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    It does get pretty soft. I leave it in for a day and then pull it before it gets too mushy.
     
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