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

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I also put a video up on YouTube:
 

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I wouldn't know. My Oscar gobbles down cucumbers before my pleco even knows they're in there. :-\ What did you do? Wedge the cuc under a rock or something? I'll have to try that. On the plus side, I found a new cheap food that my Oscar simply LOVES!!!
 

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I just boiled mine for a few minutes, and they sunk to the bottom.
 

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I'll try it! I figured they would get water-logged pretty fast and sink by themselves... but the Oscar discovered them WAY before that ever happened. I tried to tell him that gluttony was one of the seven deadly sins, but he was too busy eating to listen to me.
 

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sick-lid boy said:
I tried to tell him that gluttony was one of the seven deadly sins, but he was too busy eating to listen to me.
 

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I bought some veggie clips over the weekend. Kramer loves having the cucumber just stay in one place. ;D

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i have not witnessed my plecos eating my cucummbers but do they get destroyed!!! the one day i for got to take it out over night and just the skin was left over hahah and it was a big peice.
 

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Trpimp147, the best time to give them cucumbers at first is at night. Let them tear into it over night and take out the remains in the morning. But at the advice of butterfly, I cut a slice into the peal so my pleco doesn't eat a hole in the middle of the cucumber slice and get stuck in it. Sounds a bit far fetched, but my pleco is nuts, so if it can be done, he's do it. Scroll up, someone on this thread is a picture of a slice about 10 minutes after I dropped it into the tank. You'll see what I mean.
Anyway, after a couple weeks and a few slices, 5 or 6 I think, I started dropping them into the tank in the evening when the light was still on and he was on it in less than a minute. He's just as fast with an algea wafer. I'm very impressed with the pleco sense of smell!
 

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i'm chuffed! here count .lep first chap to o for the cucumber!
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Cute pic! It's fun to see them enjoy a treat so much.
 
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Great pix!!! Keep'em coming! I really love seeing fish eat 'human' food for some reason.
 

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So cool! Going to have to try this Nice longfins Butterfly, they are really beautiful! I've just got a baby regular BN, and I'm not even sure what sex it is yet ??? Any way to tell when they're young, or do they only develop bristles later?
 

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Bill said:
and I'm not even sure what sex it is yet ??? Any way to tell when they're young, or do they only develop bristles later?
The males will grow bristles at about 2 to 2-1/2 inches, and will have bristles all over his face. Most females don't have any at all but the few who do just have them around the lip area.
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Thanks! Mine is just under 2", so maybe there are bristles to come yet ^^ Very fast at eating algae, it's amazing!

Check out this amazing BN on planetcatfish!
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Bill said:
Thanks! Mine is just under 2", so maybe there are bristles to come yet ^^ Very fast at eating algae, it's amazing!

Check out this amazing BN on planetcatfish!
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Wonder why I can't see the pic? but when I quote the link shows up. The Ancistrus sp3 are what my long fins are.
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Oops :-[

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Heres the link planetcatfish protects their pics. You can link but not show their pic.
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OK The pic I was talking about was the albino male veiltail. He's awesome.
 

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Bill check the white tip plec thread for some more pics BN and let me feed your long fin albino hunger
 

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I wish my lfs sold them.. they're gorgeous.
 
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