Good to feed fish Banana's?

Kribensis12
  • #1
Is it good to feed fish Banana's? I have a bunch of banana's on the counter and wanted to try sometihng new. Is there a good amount of nutritional value in the food for fish, or is it not worth it? I also have orange's, and Apple's. What about them?
 
Dino
  • #2
The problem of feeding fruit to fish is that most fruit are high insugar, so you generally get a bacterial bloom after having it in your tank.
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #3
It is doable to feed them that, just plan to do a 50% waterchange after having done so.
 
Kribensis12
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
But is there enough nutrients to feed it to them? Or shoul;d I skip it?
 
Sabi
  • #5
Can Olives be fed?
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #6
Yes, there are enough nutrients that it would be worth it. Just do it the day of your scheduled waterchange and within the same day do the 50% change.. maybe an hour or two later... something like that

Sabi:

We've never fed olives, but we are unaware of anything that would make them unfeedable. Just make sure they are pitted. But again, that is just saying we are not aware, not yes or no... sorry
 
Kribensis12
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
What if I put a tiny bit in? I just did a water change the other day, and I barely have any dechlorinator. I also have a 20g, and a 10 g tank that need their water changed also, and I can't use the last bit because of a banana. What kinda of Nutritional benefit's are there for the fish? Does it make them grow faster? Does it make them more disease resistant? Does it enhance certain color's( if it does, please tell me what color's!)
 
Sabi
  • #8
Sabi:

We've never fed olives, but we are unaware of anything that would make them unfeedable. Just make sure they are pitted. But again, that is just saying we are not aware, not yes or no... sorry
I see, thanks.
I was wondering as someone mentioned it might not be good. My plecos and harlequins seem to love it.
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #9
It benefits their overall health, I don't think anyone has studied that indepth on the subject. It gives vitamins and minerals that are not present in processed foods. It is not essential for your fish to have a banana to live, but you will have to do a waterchange after giving a banana or any sugary food or your water is going to get fouled and have a bacterial bloom.
 
Kribensis12
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
If you take a tiny piec eof banana and put in a tank, won't the tank become full of infursia( spelling?)
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #11
The sugar levels are so high in fruits that the bacteria are going to break that sugar down before anything has a chance to grow because of the fruit, I believe.
 
Kribensis12
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
So, any amount of banana I put in there= change water?
 
Dino
  • #13
Not if it ALL is consumed by the fish.

I would remove any not eatten within 30 minutes.
 
Kribensis12
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Okay, I might try it, but not now, as I'm tired! Will let you guy's now if the water turn's cloudy, or if sometihng die's, or if the water test kit say's there is something wrong!
 
TheEssigs
  • #15


Maybe we can make a sticky list, in the fish food section, with various fruit and veggies that we can feed the fish, which items are better for the fish and what benefits the said item has, as well as which items need caution and/or immediate follow-up with maintenance.

I saw at Petsmart, they were feeding orange slices to the goldfish.

(just a thought)
 
Blub
  • #16
Bannana's

Hi!

Well - I've never tried it for fear of fouling the water. I should think the less you put in the smaller the water change. But that's just a bit of logic.

That's a great idea Essigs! Why not go and make that thread now?


 
Sabi
  • #17
Maybe we can make a sticky list, in the fish food section, with various fruit and veggies that we can feed the fish, which items are better for the fish and what benefits the said item has, as well as which items need caution and/or immediate follow-up with maintenance.

(just a thought)
I agree. I was thinking about this last night.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #18
We've only fed fruit to our Bettas and hand fed them very tiny pieces. I think they'd rather have a thawed bloodworm or pea piece though.
 

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