Feeding vegetables to honey gourami and anglefish

kansas

I feed flake and pellets from Angel Plus along with brine shrimp and bloodworms for the angel. Would feeding vegetables stop them from tearing the roots off the floaters?
 

JuDom

Hi There. :)
My swordtails exhibit the same behavior, they’re pickers. Nibbling for algae, biofilm etc.
I feed my fish blanched veggies 1-2x per week. You could do green lettuces, broccoli, peas(without the outer shell is best), zucchini, spinach etc.
It’s kind of an experimental thing as to what your fish will like. So, you could always try different things as you have them on hand for your personal use.
Although it’s great to feed them veggies to balance out their diet, it doesn’t mean they’ll stop picking at the roots of your floaters.
You do have an open surface area not covered with the floating plants though..right?
 

kansas

Yes, more than I want. I think I'm gonna have to come up with another plan.
 

JuDom

Yes, more than I want. I think I'm gonna have to come up with another plan.
I have read that veggies aren’t a necessary part of a gouramis diet however. But the angels will enjoy it. :)
Your floaters will fill in soon. Better than having to remove half of them biweekly because they grow so fast, right? Lol
Do you have duckweed? I know that stuff grows like...a weed :D
 

kansas

My angelfish eats duckweed like candy.
 

JuDom

My angelfish eats duckweed like candy.
Must be craving those greens. :) Good call on supplementing their diet
 

kansas

The flakes and pellets I feed are from the angelfish breeder and have a number of plant ingredients, but like most fish they can never get enough to eat.
 

JuDom

The flakes and pellets I feed are from the angelfish breeder and have a number of plant ingredients, but like most fish they can never get enough to eat.
I find that my fish respond differently to fresh veg. vs dried veg. found in flakes and pellets. More of the nutrients remain intact when it’s fresh and I’m sure the fish can tell!
That’s why I find that getting a good balance going for them can make all the difference. :) And hopefully will give your duckweed a little break lol

Ironically, dill weed is recommended for snails as it has a large source of calcium in it..I wonder if your angel would like that. Hmm. Maybe an experiment to try!
 

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