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L. curviceps & blanched (english) spinach

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by curviceps, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. curviceps

    curviceps Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all

    What is your L. curviceps favourite food?

    Mine eats almost anything, but I recently discovered they (or at least the male) absolutely loves blanched english spinach. Normally it is quite shy and would grab some food and retreat to its favourite hideout, but when there is blanched english spinach, it spends a lot of time in the open, tearing away at it.

    Is this diet okay for it (I only feed this in the weekend)?
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    Apistt_ed New Member

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    I've never tried that before... I have tried the frozen peas mashed formula, which I have used with tropheus though and of all my apistos/dwarfs, the only ones that will take it is A. steindachneri. I know my plecos love spinach! Great tip for me to try! john
  3. Fatts

    Fatts New Member 5 Year Member

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    Only thing is, Have y'all seen the news reports on fresh bagged spinach? They are reporting that it is responsible for a bunch of people coming down with E. coli.

    What will that do to your fish? Will it kill them? Or even make them sick?
  4. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I believe that E. coli bacteria only affect mammals.
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    Fatts New Member 5 Year Member

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    Oh good, that makes me feel a little better.

    So there should be no effect on our finned friends?
  6. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Not uless they are whales or dolphins!:biggrin:
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    fishgeek New Member

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    properly washed it shouldn't even be a problem for mamals

    e.coli should be spread orofaecal route, basically was the poo of the spinach before you eat it

    andrew
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    According to news reports, the "experts" say that it is impossible to thoroughly clean spinach of E. coli without boiling it. Something about all the porosity of the leaves.
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    JG Member 5 Year Member

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    Mike, are you trying to ruin my spinach salads? A local joint next to my office makes the meanest spinach salad. lol.
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    And I hear reports that almost every small stream along the fields in California has E. coli in it.:eek: Get the workers some port-a-potties and stop using the streams to water the food plants.

    Jeff