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PostSubject: Pleco Foods   Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:02 am

i have beed feeding zuchini and deseeded cucumber for a while as well as romain as pictured here.was wondering if i was missing anything else as far as things on the menu for plecos.i am thinking about trying some other things like corn or apple.i am not sure about the fruits.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:17 am

yeah, i would think the fructose in the fruit wouldnt be the best thing, fruits leave that sticky residue, but not so with most greenery.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:14 am

just had to post this pic of the romain leaf .or at least what is left of it the following morning.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:35 am

wow, they really do eat it up, lol...
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:09 am

So this time i am throwing in the green beans.they float too so i split it and put it in a veggie clip to sink it and soften it up.i was pretty rough when cleaning it as the outer skin or pod it tough.they went for it pretty quik like though.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:31 am

I've never seen green beans used before. It looks like they love it though! I may have to try this with mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:28 pm

yeah man they went after this one pretty wuik.they dont like the pod much but they hollowed the rest out.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:24 am

thats pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:22 pm

alright so now its the corns turn.raw first.it sure is buoyant so i had to rubberband it to the filter as the veggie clip just floats along.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:44 pm

i think it will get eaten up like the peas, as corn is gonna be sweet in the same way...
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:22 am

so oddly enough the corn wasnt thier favorite food.infact it seemed like they didnt like it much at all.i am thinking it is too tough or something so i am going to blanch it on the next run.special cooking for the plecos.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:02 am

hmmm, odd...
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:38 am

here we go with some good old cucumber.they just homed in on this soft goodness.
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they really dont like the crust
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:12 am

im not surprised they would like cucumbers.
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PostSubject: (RE): Pleco Foods   Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:10 pm

I always feed mine Swiss Chard. It is a type of large leef spinich and they loved it besides it looks good in your tank until eaten. the leeves are a combination of green,red,and purple. It can be found fresh in most grochery stores.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:42 pm

Try pumpkin, acorn (other squashes as well), mango, star fruit, mulberry leaves, as well as dandelion leaves. Plecos, omniverous and vegtarian species, subsist on the very same foods as dwarf aquarium shrimp. It is unfortunate that even "vegetarian" plecos like bristlenose occasionaly dine of juvy shrimp, otherwise they would make perfect tank companions as many of them prefer quite similar water conditions. Good Luck
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:27 am

I need some of those fat plecos bert! Lets work a trade? I need some other freshwater fish too if you have some
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:36 am

well that sucks but is good to know .about the plecos eating little shrimps.i bet its at night when they are active.and thanks for the recomendations.i have several plecos that are always hungery.mango adn swiis chard are on my to get list now. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pleco Foods   Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:50 pm

note taken. pleco's can/will eat small shrimp...
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