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    Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:00 am

    This morning I decided to feed my fry tank only frozen/thawed/deshelled sweet peas for my new BN fry. Unexpectedly the swordtail fry go CRAZY over this stuff. Honestly not even sure the BN got any :/ I think I may make this part of my feeding regimen. They already have a day of fasting (usually), why not a pea day!? That'd still leave 5 days of "normal" feeding...
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Sarge on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:40 pm

    Peas??? hm I'll have to give that a try. I'm sure we have some somewhere amanda always has randem veggies in the freezer.
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:47 pm

    Peas also help a fish poo if it's constipated
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Fern on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:33 pm

    I would do pea day instead of fasting day, peas are good for them and also help clean out their guts a little bit.


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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Sarge on Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:35 pm

    Hm good to know. I think I will see if theres any in my freezer if not I'll shall get some. Ive always given my fish zuccini. My plecos all love it, my africans do too!

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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by joefish72 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:32 pm

    Yep, if you par boil the peas they are good for just about all fish.

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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:12 pm

    Hmm, I didn't boil them at all. I put them in hot water to thaw and viola! Fish go crazy!
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Fern on Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:49 pm

    yellow squash, watermelon, grapes, cherry's, most fish like those as well, for sure bn plecos do. I used my plecos as guinea pigs sometimes lol, also know what they wont eat!


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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Sarge on Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:44 am

    Is there any fruits/veggies that isnt ok to feed them?

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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:06 am

    Good question. I'm not sure if there fish version of the onion for cats and dogs.... I have read about people feeding their fish: peas, zucchini, cucumber, spinach, apple, bananas, grapes, lima beans, corn, papaya, mango, and broccili, and probably more thatI'm forgeting. Some of them are to be blanched, others can be served raw.

    Swordtails need a lot of protein though, especially the youngins, so fruit and veggies would have to be a treat.
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Sarge on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:29 am

    Right, well I knew most of those. I have given my fish red, yellow, and green peppers before. They didn't like them too well. They ate the green more then the others though.

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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by joefish72 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:29 pm

    I'm almost positive Papaya is deadly to all fish.

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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:45 pm

    EEK!!! Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Sarge on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:05 pm

    Ooooo thats good to know. Thats something sweet that could have been a nice treat. Now what about mangos? Amanda has a mango try at her grandparents and they have more then they can use for anything. I make a pretty kickin mango habenero sauce with them but, maybe it can be fishy food too!

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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by joefish72 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:41 pm

    I had to go through my notes and it's papaya seeds that kill fish. Mango may be harmful, but I have no notes about it. Mango is in the same family as poison ivy and can cause the same rash as poison ivy in some people, so I wouldn't try it for my fish.
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Sarge on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:08 am

    Ya i dont think i will either! And ya it does cause a rash. Amnda cant touch the outside of one.
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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Fern on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:18 pm

    My experiments were always done after the fish were fed their normal food. if they aren't very hungry they will turn down the stuff that's no good for them.


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    Re: Swordtail fry LOVE peas!

    Post by Sarge on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:44 pm

    Hm, ya I guess that makes some sence. They kinda know what to eat and what not to eat. They're not dogs who eat whatever falls on the floor lol.

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