Veggie List For Plec's

This is a list of a lot of Vegetables and some fruit that can be fed to your plecs. Also included are some suggestions for weighing the veg down in the tank.

  1. Make sure you have an ID of your plec to ensure the correct dietary needs are met.
  2. A varied diet of veg+fruit is needed so that nutritional needs are fulfilled.
  3. Don't forget to include algae wafers, meat, and wood depending on species of plec.
  4. If you put in anything that contains the skin or rind be sure to scrub it first to get rid of any pesticides.


this is a list of vegetables and fruit that are popular with most plecs. (Thank you to everyone on PF who voted in the veggie poll and all the input)
  • Zucchini/Courgette
  • Cucumber
  • Peas (deshelled)
  • Sweet Potato
  • Green Beans
  • Melon/Melon rind


  • Apple( doesn't seem to be too popular)
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine/Egg plant
  • Avocado
  • Broad Beans
  • Broccoli/Stalk
  • Butternut Squash+ other squash
  • Capsicum/Bell pepper(not the hot ones)
  • Cauliflower/Stalk
  • Carrot
  • Coconut
  • Grapes
  • Kale/Collard Greens
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Lettuce
  • Lima Beans
  • Mango
  • Mushroom (common plecs and goldspots love mushroom)let it float,they will reach it.
  • Papaya
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Swede
  • Tomato
  • Yam
Most veg can be given raw but if you find no-one is interested then try blanching. Don't leave veggies and esp fruit in for too long otherwise you can end up with water quality problems. The easiest approach is to add them in the evening and remove in the morning.


    Stainless Steel spoon(push the spoon through the veg)
    Stainless Steel fork(there have been suggestions that plecs have hurt themselves on the prongs of forks, use at your own risk)
    A rubber band/rock
    Suction capped Veggie clip (fish shops usually sell these)

Link to online shop Screwcumber

written by (lisa)ljd290 aka Doodles.