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    I wanna feed my mbuna fresh peas , but how to serve them Boiled , or unboiled ? and same for spannaich too.

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    I would serve the peas in halves unboiled. I would go easy on spinach a little goes a long way, something like romain lettuce might be better.
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    Are you referring to peas in a can, frozen or in a bag? I also read about having to peel the pea, it will be hard to peel a soft pea, then it would be mushy pea? This is such a quandry.
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    No peeling the pea , just fresh as it comes . and Thanks Glavie My fish ate them really fast ,later Id Try romain lettuce.

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    Nice they get a treat and you snuck them fiber.
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    Fiber??

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    Shelled peas means out of the pea pod....
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    I cut the ends off a cucumber, slice (the long way) off the top 1/4 to expose the inner flesh, and stick it on an old airstone that acts as an anchor. About 2 hours after dropping it in, they have finished it off leaving just the peel looking like a canoe.
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    I do that as well for my plecos, it's all gone by morning, I hold it down with a fork.
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    I take frozen peas, zap em in the microwave for 30 seconds. This makes the outer skin easy to remove, them I drop em in the tank, and watch my fish go nuts

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    Thanks for the tip hockeyphuck. I bought frozen peas, let them thaw then dropped them in the tank. They weren't interested at all. Next time I'll take the skin off.
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    Cucumbers and broccoli held down with a fork so far is all that I can get them to eat. I have tried sweet potato too but that really didn't get eaten, mainly its the pleco that goes for the vegies.

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    Kevin,

    Be careful with the fork. It could start to rust in the tank.

    For everybody else, peas in a can are already cooked. All canned foods must be cooked inorder to kill any bacteria in the food. This is why canned foods last so long.

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    Oh I take it out after there finished usually no more than 24 hours. But shouldn't stainless steel not rust?
    In my 55G tank.
    10 Snails
    1 Plecko
    5 Synodontis Multipunctatus
    1 Sciaenochromis fryeri "Blue Hap" - Male
    1 Astatotilapia latifasciata - Female
    1 Melanochromis Johannii - Male
    1 Melanochromis auratus - Male
    1 Albino Metriaclima lombardoi - ?
    1 Red Zebra Female +10FRY
    2 Bumble Bee Pseudotropheus crabro - ?
    1 Metriaclima.Zebra Chilumba' Luwino Reef - Female
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    I put cucumber in my tanks as well, the plecos go nuts for it. Thanks for the tip on using a fork Kevin.
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