Wash a cucumber well in lots of clean water. Dry with paper towels. It is important to remove anything on the surface such as wax that can adversely affect your aquarium.
Slice a piece off the cucumber about ½ inch thick.
Stick a cucumber slice on the end of a stainless steel fork. Do not use a fork made of any other material because it could leach harmful substances into the water. The fork provides the weight to sink the cucumber slice. There are also commercial sinking implements that you can use to impale and weight the cucumber.
Open your aquarium cover and place the weighted cucumber slice on the bottom of the tank where your fish can easily reach it.
Observe the fish as they feed. Remove the fork when they have finished eating the cucumber. If they do not finish it and lose interest, remove uneaten portions of cucumber immediately so that it does not contaminate the tank.
Things You Will Need
- Stainless steel fork
- Cucumber sinking tool
- Feed zucchini to your fish and aquatics using the same steps for sinking cucumber.
- If the fork becomes lost in the gravel, remove it when you next clean your aquarium.