Pleco Vegetables

BottomDweller

I was looking for ideas for vegetables my bn pleco might like. I thought it might be helpful for us to do a kind of review of vegetables based on what our plecos thought of them.

Here are vegetables I've tried with my bristlenose

Courgette- he loves this. He will eat it whether it's been boiled or not.

Cucumber- another favourite that he will eat whether cooked or not.

Lettuce- I left this in for 3 days and he didn't touch it once. It was raw.

Bell pepper- he was not a fan. He had a go at it after it had been in the tank fir a day or so but I think the skin was too tough. I may try again but soften it up first.

Carrot- I put this in for the snails but he will try it. I don't cook this but he would probably be more interested if I did. Again he only eats this after it has been in the tank for a day.

Honeydew melon- big mistake putting this in the tank. It fell to pieces immediately and I had to do a water change. I only put a tiny bit in and it made such a mess. It might have worked better if I had used I bit with the skin on it.

Spinach- I have only tried this boiled. Pleco wasn't interested but the dojo loaches loved it.

Please feel free to add your own pleco vegetable experiences below. Please include what type of pleco you have and whether you did anything to prepare the vegetable before putting it in.
 

AquaBaby

On the cucumber, do you remove the seeds and/or skin?

I have a female bn pleco.

Zucchini: tried raw, she nibbles; blanched, she can't get enough. I remove seeds. Have done both with and without skin - that doesn't seem to make a difference

Spinach: blanched, she loves it.

Green peas: blanched & shelled, sometimes she eats sometimes not. Mashed or not doesn't seem to make a difference.
 

BottomDweller

He doesn't eat the skin of courgette or cucumber but I put it in anyway. I just cut off a slice and put a plant weight on it and chuck it in.
 

Demeter

ZucchinI and cauliflower are favorites of mine. They like green beans too but you have to open them up or they can’t get to the fleshy inside.

The babiea love any and every veggie I add so long as its boiled till soft.

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BottomDweller

I will have to try cauliflower and green beans with my guy!
 

BottomDweller

Errrr.....I think he likes it

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A weird coincidence but we ended up having cauliflower for dinner so I gave him a piece. It was boiled first and quite soft.
 

Smalltownfishfriend

Mine loves watermelon, he tolerates bell peppers, loves broccolI and cauliflower, ate the lettuce only because it was the only thing in the tank to nibble at, ate the carrot so fast she turned slightly orange..lol nibbled at the peach, turned up her nose at the apple, and mushrooms were not her thing also!!! She loves blanched zucchinI and cucumbers tho!! Also enjoys green beans
 

goldface

Canned, unsalted green beans. I just drop them in, and they immediately sink. Holds its shape for a while, and doesn’t fall apart or make a huge mess. I have both Clown and Bristlenose plecos. I also tried canned heart of palm since I read that Clowns naturally feed on fallen palm trees.
 

lesley

Mine loves courgette, cucumber, spinach,kale, garden peas (de shelled) pumpkin, apples, persimmon and strawberries.
 

DoubleDutch

Cook the lettuce for some minutes BD.
Cooked brussels sprouts, brocollisterns and sweet peppers (not cooked)


 

partly cooked pumpkin lettus brockly partly cooked cumber and zuccinI red peppers celary partly cooked and carrot partly cooked
 

CatfishGuy

Mine have only gotten zucchinI and cucumber, they love the zucchinI slices (even the skin!) and they will munch holes through cucumber slices! I'm gonna try bell peppers tonight.
 

jmaldo

Brussels Sprouts.
It disappears with with my "Super Red" along with Zucchini. I parboil mine.
 

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