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Old 04-07-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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what do you feed your botias/loaches?

hey i just got 3 zebra botias and 2 yo yo loaches. i've been reading about them, and every website says the same thing: they eat anything.

whenever i feed though, i give them shrimp pelets, but they barely touch them...they seem more interested in roaming through the substrate

i was considering live worms but i don't know anything about them...about to do some research on that!
i was just wondering if any of you had anything you prefered to feed your loaches in specific?
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Shrimp pellets, algae (Vegi) wafers, flake food, vegi flake, and they love frozen blood worms and brine shrimp. Also, if you feed your other fish excess flake food, no need to clean up the excess from the bottom, the loaches will clean it up for you, as long as it's not too much excess for the loaches as well.
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Freeze drived brine shrimp, frozen blood worms or tropical crisp flakes. Mine doesn't seem to care for the algae wafers.
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How long have you had them? Are they eating at all?
Mine love live blackworms, they slurp 'em up like spaghetti.
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Just make sure you feed a well balanced diet.
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