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Badmans Tropical Fish Message Center: General message area: Zucchini/courgettes


Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 08:26 am
I've heard that plecos really like zucchini/courgettes. What do you do to them?



Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 08:50 am
For plecos I take a plant wire and put a slice of zucchini in at lights out. This way it stays on the bottom and doesn't float around. My mbuna love romaine lettuce which I feed on a veggie clip. They run around the tank like little dogs with pieces of lettuce in their mouths!



Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 11:49 pm
I've used zucchini before, and really do nothing to it except make sure its clean (rinse it under the faucet) and cut it up. I generally take a rubber band or two and attach it to a rock or piece of driftwood, and let my fish have at it. It generally doesn't last more than a day or so.

If its in the tank any more than a couple of days, be sure to take it out. Three days seems to be the magic amount of time it takes the zucchini to get mushy, start falling apart, and make the tank water cloudy least that's what happens where I work if someone neglects to remove a piece in time.



Monday, April 01, 2002 - 05:10 pm
I gave him some and he really enjoyed it. He was really attacking it. Didn't quite get the dog behaviour though.How often do you think you should feed it. He also gets algae wafers.



Monday, April 01, 2002 - 07:30 pm
I would feed maybe once or twice per week and I wouldn't feed both algae wafers and zuchinni at the same time. Don't want him to pig out! If I feed my mbuna a piece of lettuce I skip one of the flake feedings.


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