Veggie List For Plecs

Doodles

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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.

IMPORTANT

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.


STARTER LIST
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


OTHER VEGETABLES AND FRUIT

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. Good exercise :yes:
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.

SUGGESTIONS FOR WEIGHING DOWN VEG

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)
Screwcumber http://www.screwcumber.com/buy_screwcumber_online.html







written by (lisa)ljd290 aka Doodles.
 

Irene0100

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thanks for that.
I would include Cabbage, spring greens and melon.

I weigh mine down with stainless steel clothes pegs!
 

Doodles

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Cheers Irene, already got melon on the top starter list.
Will add cabbage and spring greens, thank you.
 

hugo

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I have stolen some extra long s/steel kebab-satay skewers from the wife and they work a treat as the top has a loop which can be opened up to hook onto top of aquarium so retrieval is quick and one stays dry....
 

foti

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Great list thank you
I will use this reference again and again till I tried them all lol
It would be good to list veg for meat Plecs to know which they will be fond of ?
As for weighing veg down can't beat the veg screw when I bought mine I asked how was I going to get it out as it was the main reson of buying it
Don't like having to sink my hole arm in 5 different tanks each day
He made me a (copper,brass,? Gold steal thing which was hooked thick enough not to bend so removal is what makes it !
No strings hanging out
 
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