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Q. I was thinking of feeding cucumber to my fish - i feed them peas occassionally and just wondering whether you have to m.wave cucumber the same as with peas - i know you have to remove the skin and seeds but not sure if you have to boil it or not and how small the pieces have to be.

A. I found out that you do the same as frozen peas (which are best) - cut a thin slice but not so thin it falls apart, then remove the outer skin & seeds, wrap slice in moist paper towel and put in microwave for 20-30 seconds then take out and let it cool down and then cut into small bits and place in tank (size of pieces depends on size of fish) remove uneaten pieces within 2 hrs or so as it will start to decay.

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I just tried this and my mollies and angles seem to like it.

I went to my lfs and they had apples and oranges would anyone recommend these. ( and how to prepare them)
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I don't know if that's a good idea or not...and I can't find any info on it now. I do recall reading a while back, that the acid in fruit( or maybe it was carbs) may cause a problem for fish.
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I wont do the fruits then ( thanks for the info )

I was initially trying to get my ottos something else to eat, because they look hungry, but my mollies and angles are hog heads and dont like to share

Should I consider algea wafers?
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Definitely...I use them in my tanks. The otos prefer fresh algae, but they will nibble the wafers. The other fish may like them as well....
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Hi i have been feeding my fish cucumber for a while now but i don't mwave it just wieght it down & my fish love it clown loach, bala sharks,pleco,violet shark,gouramis [sometimes], mollies [sometimes] i have been told to try slices of potatoe but not tried that.
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i feed my bushynose pleco zuccini since there is not much algea for him.
my other fish pick at it aswell

i slice a bunch up and freeze them till needed
then just toss a slice in
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Fruit is fine as well. I feed my Ryukin and Pearlscale orange and strawberrie pieces. Just let them float and they will get them. Otoss also like celery. I use a clip for that.

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