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re: zucchini

> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1190 
> From: Dinyar Lalkaka <lalkaka at bellatlantic_net> 
> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 13:03:25 -0400 
> The issue of whether/how veggies should be cooked for herbivorous 
> fish (eg, plecos) has been discussed extensively on other lists. The 
> consensus is that it's better to feed zucchini, etc. raw rather than 
> blanched, because more of the nutrition is preserved that way. Also, 
> it's less work and doesn't disintegrate/pollute the tank as easily. 
> Just rubberband it to a small rock or attach to a lettuce clip to 
> hold it down.

Even that is too much work.  Just buy a bag of *frozen* sliced
zucchini, or mixed vegetables that include zukes.  Separate out a
slice or two from the bag as needed and drop them into the tank
frozen. They will float at first, but as they thaw they will quickly
waterlog and sink.

Best regards,