Feeding Barbs in General

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MudHog

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In reading on liveaquaria.com I'm seeing they suggest: "The Tiger Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms."

How do I feed them vegetables? I'm planning to get some frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms from my LFS, but what about the veggie part?
 

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If you haven't figured this out yet...I just poke a blanched piece of zuccihini with a chopstick and stick it in the tank. All the fish get in on the action. I usually put in two, one at each end of the tank, when I put them in.
 
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I haven't fed any veggies yet. Just blood worms once a week for the last 3 weeks. What you mean by "blanched"?
 

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My rosy barbs love to eat peas, as do the rest of my fish. Take a frozen pea and run it under hot water or stick it in the microwave to thaw. Peel off the skin, and cut the pea into tiny pieces (I use a paring knife). Drop the pieces into the tank, and watch your fish go nuts.
 
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