Fruits and veggies for fish? Question

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Makena95'GT, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GTWell Known MemberMember

    Of course I've heard of cucumber and zucchinni. But what about apples, lettuce, canned corn, or other canned greenery? Baby spinach leaves?
    (I'm basically just listing off everything at my house lol)
    I know nobody will eat these things, so I'm hoping my fishies will.

    Plecos
    Guppies
    Cichlids
    Betta

    I've also heard potatoes?
    So basically list off anything I can use!? :D
     
  2. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    I haven't tried corn, green beans, peas, or canned spinach... but i am sure you should try it out and let us know ;) I am sure the pleco(s) will love it!
     
  3. featherblue

    featherblueWell Known MemberMember

    Try the green beans, my shrimp love them and so do my rams horn snails
     
  4. Mmbrown

    MmbrownWell Known MemberMember

    I have put both apples and green peppers in my tank for my BN. I don't think she liked them very much, or at least, not as much as zucchini and cucumber. But, this just means they are safe and you should definitely try it! Though, I've found these things can't be left in the tank as long as, say, zucchini before it starts to get mushy and weird looking. But again, that's just my experience :)
     
  5. chrisb01

    chrisb01Well Known MemberMember

    I feed all my fish green peas. That's how I feed them garlic and paprika. I mix minced garlic and garlic oil, sprinkle in some paprika with green peas and feed them, all my fish go for them rather quickly.

    I do this two or three times weekly. And of course, my BNs will not forgive me if I go more than three or four days without feeding them zucchini.
     
  6. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Do not feed corn. It is hard for fish to digest. Not healthy for them at all. I go out of my way to avoid food that has corn in it. It's even illegal to use corn as bait in many parts of the US.
     
  7. JDcichlidlover

    JDcichlidloverWell Known MemberMember

    My cichlids like green beans. And I fed them potatoes and they seemed to like that too. Just cook it first otherwise its too hard for them. They've eaten apples for me too but didn't seem to like them as much. I've heard not to give them too much fruit because of all the sugar. Veggies are better. They went crazy for a peice of banana but it fouls the water fast so put lil bite sized peices in and watch them eat. If they don't take it out or it'll turn your water yellow fast