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Old 11-24-2012, 01:27 AM   #31
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Yea I heard of them but never met or talked with nobody that had one
Their mouths are HUGE when they open them!
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #32
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So I'm guessing they eat live food like Rosie's and gold fish things of that nature
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #33
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So I'm guessing they eat live food like Rosie's and gold fish things of that nature
Minnows, goldfish, and others of that family contain a chemical which inhibits absorption of nutrients in predator fish. Feed them sparingly. For any fish, you should feed a good staple pellet, flake, or gel food. I recommend Repashy Superfood gel. You can dangle it in your tank for top feeders or let it sink to the bottom. If you want to feed feeders as treats, I would breed some sort of livebearer or convict cichlids. With the convicts, they will not eat their fry but produce thousands, so if you only have a couple predators I wouldn't do them. They also require some time to grow to a decent size, probably a half inch or so. With livebearers, you can keep them in a smaller tank, like a ten gallon, but you need a separate tank for fry. You'll get hundreds of fry but not all at once. They are quick growers.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #34
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Minnows, goldfish, and others of that family contain a chemical which inhibits absorption of nutrients in predator fish. Feed them sparingly. For any fish, you should feed a good staple pellet, flake, or gel food. I recommend Repashy Superfood gel. You can dangle it in your tank for top feeders or let it sink to the bottom. If you want to feed feeders as treats, I would breed some sort of livebearer or convict cichlids. With the convicts, they will not eat their fry but produce thousands, so if you only have a couple predators I wouldn't do them. They also require some time to grow to a decent size, probably a half inch or so. With livebearers, you can keep them in a smaller tank, like a ten gallon, but you need a separate tank for fry. You'll get hundreds of fry but not all at once. They are quick growers.
I can tell you the convicts are easier route. Get a pair in a 20g and let it roll. Guppies are good but as mentioned. Require more gear and work on your part as you always have to be on the lookout for fry in the main tank. Then you have to catch/ transfer to fry tank. When I had predator tanks I ran both at the start. Only because I have the tanks and time. Ended up scrapping the guppies. Convicts will breed in a tank with nothing in it but water an flower pot base.
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Ok thank you be cuz my fish I have know are all nocturnal and never swim during the day which makes me mad when trying to show them off to my friends so this butterfly fish is gonna be interesting
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Ok thank you be cuz my fish I have know are all nocturnal and never swim during the day which makes me mad when trying to show them off to my friends so this butterfly fish is gonna be interesting
Don't get it until all your other fish are rehomed!!!
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Don't get it until all your other fish are rehomed!!!
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Ok thnx alot
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