Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
Feeding veggies...need advice
I know I haven't been on here much for a little while...things in the real world are getting pretty hectic for me... But I promise I'm not gone! :)
I just won an auction for 3 calico bristle nose pleco Juvies, and I'm really excited to get them, kinda my dream fish! Hoping to get a pair and eventually sell the 3rd after they sex out.
I've done a lot of research on how to care for them and have most of it down pay, except for how to feed them their veggies.
I don't feed any of my existing fish them yet, but would like to be able to offer them for my Endlers, cories, and shrimp too if its a good idea, I know my bettas probably don't want need them.
Question is: what's the best way to prepare and then feed them?
Should I blanch them? And what's the best way to Blanche? I've read to microwave, steam, or boil...but how long and what's the best method?
What are the best types of veggies to feed? I assume mostly greens, but what greens? I always have a steady supply of cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, and bell peppers at my house, are any or all of those okay?
Also, if you have any other advice for me on BNP's themselves, I'd love to hear it!
These guys will only be about 1" when I get them so they will be staying in my 28 (just found out my 26 is actually 28) with the existing stock till I get a 50 gallon from skyewillow next month and obviously get it cycled.
There is a ton of plants and driftwood for them to hide in and munch on along with some caves and other hiding places for them. Hopefully that's a good enough set-up for now!
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders
Last edited by aemaki09; 03-18-2013 at 12:05 PM.