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I tossed a single raw, right our of the bag baby carrot in my 10 gallon for my Amanos, RCS, Snails and Pygmy Cories. After being in there for 24 hours it's finally starting to attract everyone's attention and they periodically feed off of it. How long can I leave it in there without fouling the water.
 

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Dunno, actually, because I do mine differently.
I just use the end of the carrot (where the leaves were) that would normally go to my compost pile. I pour a cup of boiling water on it. Let cool. Add to tank. Never gets removed, shrimps eat it all eventually, usually takes a few-several days.
Hopefully you've got enough livestock to eat that whole carrot before it becomes an issue.
 

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Carrots are good for quite a while, I believe you can leave them in a few days before they spoil, but mine never last that long. As they soften up in the water critters start to feed on it.
 
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