How to get cucumber to sink?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Cheyenne Marie Palmateer, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Cheyenne Marie PalmateerNew MemberMember

    Oh my gosh. I've tried just about everything. My Tiger Hillstream Loach, Steve, doesn't seem to like the algae wafers or shrimp pellets, but I was told to try cucumbers, so I shall. Picked up a cucumber and I can't get the thing to sink for the life of me.
    Help! I read a little about weighting it, but didn't try too hard with that.
  2. codyrex97

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Can be weighted with a rock or driftwood on top of that. They also make metal things to anchor your plants with that could work.
  3. Charles556

    Charles556Valued MemberMember

    What codyrex suggested can work, but what you can also do is just place the slices into boiling water for a few minutes, dunk the slices into cold water, and squeeze them to remove excess air. I learned all that from this video:

    Hope this helps.

  4. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    I put slices (circular, not halved) into a small glass, with about a half inch of water, into microwave for 10-30 seconds. These should sink, or try a veggie clip and stick it to the glass near the bottom.

    Ps clips can be bought @ petsmart for about 2-4$. Not sure about petco.
  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Stainless fork
  6. aliray

    alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I agree I use a stainless steel fork and just lay it on the bottom of the tank. Alison
  7. HelloUnderwaterWorld

    HelloUnderwaterWorldValued MemberMember

    I just squish mine:)try cutting into smaller pieces
  8. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    Blanched vegetables sink. Fresh vegetables float. You can use a bamboo skewer, which has the added benefit of being something fish like to rasp on. Or you can do frozen and thawed and let them fall where they may.
  9. Redshark1

    Redshark1Well Known MemberMember

    I have something called a screwcumber. You could google that. It is a coil of stainless steel.

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