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should i boil the carrot to feed my pleco?

4 Comments

  1. PeeTee says:

    Yes, actually the process is "blanching" the slices of carrot would be dropped into actively boiling water and removed after a minute or two, then immediately placed in cold water to stop the cooking before becoming mushy. Be sure to remove any uneaten material after 8 to 12 hours to avoid ammonia problems.

  2. Dead Babies And Orange Juice says:

    I agree with pee tee or whatever dudes name is, but I feed mine cucumber slices raw and they seem to love it.

  3. kirroth says:

    When I want to feed my otos zucchini, I toss a piece into a small tupperware with water and stick it in the microwave for about 1.5-2 minutes. I’d assume the same would work for carrots and plecos.

  4. Ianab says:

    Try a slice each way. Different plecos prefer different veges. Some eat carrots, some don’t. Some prefer it raw, others like it blanched (lightly cooked).

    No risk either way, it will eat it, or it won’t. Take out the leftovers next day and there is no harm done.

    Ian

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