Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Carolina, USA
If you blanch the zucchini (boil 3-5 minutes, then dunk into ice water to stop the cooking), it will sink on it's own and be softer for the young pleco. Mine never care for spinach or lettuce for some reason.
You can slice an entire zucchini, blanch it, then lay the slices onto a thin cookie sheet or plastic placemat and freeze. Dump the well-frozen pieces into a zip-loc and then just take a piece out when it's feeding time. For a single pleco, you might even slice each round piece into quarters. I blanch 5-6 zucchni at a time, then feed for a month+ out of the freezer, but I also have 8 adults and more than 50 BN fry on hand at the moment! NOTE: frozen pieces will float until they thaw, then they sink.
18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
Last edited by DKRST; 08-08-2012 at 06:52 PM.