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red_devil_man
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:12 pm Reply with quote
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I am trying to mix the diet for my rd.would green peas be a good vegetable food for it.I was also thinking about green foods in general.what do u think.
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Ozzy
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:33 pm Reply with quote
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NO! I would only feed like a couple of green peas a month to your fish. Too much and it is bad because green peas are like laxatives for fish (I am not making this up) Laughing
Corn isnt good either because fish cant digest it properly.

I have heard that some cichlids will eat a piece of orange or a de-skinned grape.

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f1shyl0ver
Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:50 pm Reply with quote
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Ozzy is correct. Green peas are great to add to a diet, but too much and its not healthy.

Usually when talking about feeding grean peas, its as a treat or when a fish is constipated.

I feed my Midas and Oscar green peas once or twice a month.
He also get cantalope and cucumber! Smile
Make sure to remove peelings or seeds as this can be harsh on the digestive system!

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red_devil_man
Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:03 pm Reply with quote
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so what about fruits?
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Ozzy
Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:21 pm Reply with quote
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most fruits are OK. just try to take the peel of them before feeding as most are indigestible

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f1shyl0ver
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:06 pm Reply with quote
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Mine injoy cantalope the best. Also will nibble on peeled apple chunks, mango and grapes.

But always remember t peel and de-seed!

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