Hello! It has recently come to my attention that plecos are healthier with fresh food, so I have tried to feed mine some cucumber. I think she was afraid of it, because it is the first time she's seen it and when it drifted near her she quickly moved away. My other fish then began to peck at it until both pieces were in a cave, so I was thinking I would use a fork to keep it from moving. The only issue is, all the forks in the house have been washed at least once a week with soap, so I'm not sure how safe it is to leave in the tank. Would it be okay if I rinsed it very thoroughly with water, or do I need more utensils to cut and keep the vegetables down? Also, how do I get the pleco to be less afraid of the veggies?