Peas Question

  1. Jake the Fish

    Jake the Fish Member Member

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    I just tried to feed my fish some peas and they would nibble them while they where sinking and when they finally hit the gravel they wouldn't eat them. Is something wrong or is this normal?

    Also, is it normal for the peas to have bubbles coming out of them when you put them in the water?
     


  2. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    Where they thawed frozen, shelled and cut up into tiny bits?
     


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    Jake the Fish

    Jake the Fish Member Member

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    When you say shelled does this mean with the shell on?
     
  4. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

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    with it peeled off
     
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    Jake the Fish

    Jake the Fish Member Member

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    Yes i took the shell off.
     
  6. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    I don't recall bubbles coming out of them. I cut mine into teeny tiny bits.
    They sink quickly. If my fish don't get them going down, they usually find them later.
     
  7. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Just to clarify....What should be used is a thawed, frozen pea with the skin removed, cut into tiny pieces about the size of one of the fishes eyes. No canned peas as they probably contain salt in most cases. It may take a time or two before the fish realize it's food.
    Ken
     
  8. stefjane

    stefjane Member Member

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    thawed, frozen pea? i'm confused lol
    i'm assuming you mean you buy them frozen and then you thaw them out?
     
  9. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    Yes, that's right. Sorry for the confusion :)
     
  10. vtyou

    vtyou Initiate Member

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    Sorry for a stupid question, but what does "thawed" mean? I tried dictionary.com but I still don't understand it properly... =/
     


  11. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    Hi Welcome to FishLore :)
    Thawed means to unfreeze.
     
  12. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

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    you can take one out of the freezer and leave it for a few minutes, it will thaw. (Or you could microwave it, I'm guessing 1 pea would take about 1-2 seconds only)