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Offline GlassWalker

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Feeding bristlenose
« on: April 11, 2013, 05:53:35 pm »
Thought I'd better double check... the pair of bristlenose I got in the ebay tank, I've been feeding them one of two types of plec/algae sinking flakes, approximately 1 flake a day which I break up. That and whatever else they pick in tank, although that one is near enough free of significant algae. I think they may get some of the Tetra Prima more intended for the barbs too. Is that sufficient or should I look at giving them other foods too? Think I've seen various cooked green veg offered by others too, although I don't usually have greens at home!

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    Offline lurch1000

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    Re: Feeding bristlenose
    « Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 06:03:36 pm »
    I buy a courgette, slice it then freeze it. When I want to feed, I get a slice out, put it on a saucer with a good amount of water, nuke for 30s-1min, cool, weight it and pop it in. Boiled, shelled peas can be crumbled in, smaller fish will enjoy the smaller crumbs, bigger bits will go to the plec.
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    Re: Feeding bristlenose
    « Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 06:09:18 pm »
    Mine go crazy for cucumber, got 2 albino bristle nose and gotta put 2 chunks down and they sit on one each. Use a 'screwcumber' to weigh them down with.
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    Re: Feeding bristlenose
    « Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 07:57:43 pm »
    Mine get algae wafers and 90% of the time courgette and peas,sometimes mushroom and sweet potato.
    Cucumber is ok randomly as a treat as it doesn't contain enough calories/nutrients to be the main diet.
    I used to blanch all my food until recently as they'll eat it as is now :) i just use a bbq skewer to weigh my veg down.

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    Re: Feeding bristlenose
    « Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 11:47:10 pm »
    I also give mine courgette, a 1cm thick slice will usually be gone within 24 hours. Just stick a spoon through mine and cover it over with sand, often times he clears out the sand underneath it leaving a big crater I have to fill in.
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