It's true, plecos love their cucumbers... & it's not just plecos... or cucumbers

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I've only done it with frozen, so I'm not sure.  :-\  With the frozen, once the skin is pierced, I just kind of gently smoosh it, and the pea comes out through the opening.  I always keep a bag of frozen peas for when I make tuna salad, so it's easy to just grab one from there when I need one.

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Don't tell my fish I eat tuna...!!!!
 
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Ha! Didn't even see the irony until you pointed it out! ;D
 

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And there was me thinking that i could quite happily eat my fish, mind you they could be a little bigger.

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I wasn't joking.
 

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love the pics!! my guppies enjoy the cucumber as much as the bristlenoses! atm....my pair ignore each other most of the time too. how old are yours?
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You're scaring me! You're going to eat your pet fish? You'll need at least a common pleco to have any flesh on it, man.
 

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That would be why I have no intention of eating them. I shall have to stick to tinned fish, more is the pity.
 

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ssh_condor said:
That would be why I have no intention of eating them.  I shall have to stick to tinned fish, more is the pity.
or battered haddock and chips ....
 

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I don't know about eating my fish, but back in the day when my oscar got to about a foot long I had people start asking if they could bring over a fishing pole and try and catch him!

oh, back to the cucumber... I got a plant weight and I'm going to try it tonight.
 
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Sorry about this, but I've just had a forum discussion with Lunyin and she says she doesn't use plant weights for the associated risk of lead poisoning.

I myself am not that concerned as I have seen no ill-effects so far, so I will continue doing it until I've found a plastic clip, but I thought you'd better have all sides of the argument before you do it.
 

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Hey for all I know it may not actually be lead, the chances are thats its an alloy anyway which would change the entire chemical characteristics of the metal. Who knows...
 
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Yeah, am the same. I have no clue what those plant weights are made of (aside from metal, obviously).
 

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tan.b said:
ssh_condor said:
That would be why I have no intention of eating them.  I shall have to stick to tinned fish, more is the pity.
or battered haddock and chips ....
You know that it is much better for the fish stocks that we eat coley or pollock instead of cod and haddock. A consumer test found that people prefered the taste of coley and pollock to cod and haddock yet no body really eats it in the uk. Its such a shame knowing that the north sea cod stocks are almost crippled beyond repair yet nobody is really doing anything about changing it. I'll shut up now.
 
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That's really informative, thanks. I was wondering what fish were less low in stock, and which to steer clear of. If I start eating fish/meat again, I'd like to do so in an informed way. So thx for that, no shutting up required.
 

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You know that it is much better for the fish stocks that we eat coley or pollock instead of cod and haddock.  A consumer test found that people prefered the taste of coley and pollock to cod and haddock yet no body really eats it in the uk.  Its such a shame knowing that the north sea cod stocks are almost crippled beyond repair yet nobody is really doing anything about changing it.  I'll shut up now.
i do agree, but haddock and salmon are the most readily available here. any other fish are very hard to get hold of unless you travel to the coast to get it. i have eaten pollock in frozen ready meals, and it tastes much the same to me as cod and haddock, but i'm just not a fan of the ready meal thing....prefer to buy fresh fish and batter it myself (gluten and dairy free then so my son can eat it too ;D). i'll keep a look out though for alternatives! - btw, someone told me about "cod worms" years ago and put me off it back then before the stocks were publicised! dunno if they really exist or not though!
 

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I wouldn't worry about 'cod worms'. Salt water parasites dont tend to effect fresh water creatures ie humans. Its why you can eat pretty mush all ocean going fish raw but freshwater fish i'd advise cooking.
 

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the thought of worms being there is enough to make me go eewwwwwwwwwww!!
 
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So, anyone else out there with fun pictures of fish eating cucumber, peas, other cool stuff? I think it looks so funny.

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Whatever is left on that clip LOL :...which I don't know what is I didn't take it out yet today and put another piece on it yet. It's really strange how my male comes out during the day and the female comes out during the night, so I never get pics of the female except I have her juvie one's. I'm still hoping they breed but it doesn't look like they like each other. I see if I can get a picture of him eating a piece of cucmber soon.
I heard juveniles came out day and night, and adults only night. No idea why yours aren't really following that pattern. Interesting, interesting...
 

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armadillo said:
I heard juveniles came out day and night, and adults only night. No idea why yours aren't really following that pattern. Interesting, interesting...
my eldest bn is nearly fully grown and they all (3 of them) come out at various times of the day. i vary my feeding times for them though (they get fed every other day at the mo at a completely random time!), so when ever i go by the tank they see it as a chance food just might be heading their way i think!! they darent go and hide in case they miss anything! besides, they are busy cleaning most of the time!
 

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somedays they won't sit still for 10 seconds, and then other days they surprise you..
This is Pete the Pleco and one of my oto's chowing down... lol
 

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Nice pic Jim!
Carol
 
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