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Old 10-25-2014, 11:29 PM   #1
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What to feed praecox rainbows

My rainbows are still fairly new, and they've been mainly at mid to bottom level. What do I feed them? Sinking pellets or will they eventually come to the surface?
Right now what I have are bloodworms and shrimp pellets and some lettuce. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:35 PM   #2
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Mine generally stayed very close to the center of the tank, water level wise. And they will eat ANYTHING. Mine ate frozen everything, flakes, pellets, algae wafers, freeze dried everything.... The only thing mine DIDNT eat was frozen zucchini.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:20 AM   #3
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i just threw in some bloodworms, and gonna see if they eat if overnight or something. do i get sinking pellets or flakes or something?
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:37 AM   #4
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They could be stressed. Mine eat flakes, shrimp, bloodworms. They are mid tank swimmers primarily but when it's feeding time they are the first to the top.
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It's been a day now, if they didn't eat anything I'm gonna be worried. If they didn't touch the worms, what should I do.
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Lower the lighting if you can, if not put your room light on and your tank light off , subdued lighting will help stress........
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #7
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It's been a day now, if they didn't eat anything I'm gonna be worried. If they didn't touch the worms, what should I do.

A day, or even several, is not a big deal. They are new fish and stressed, and stressed fish don't eat. Give them time to settle in and you'll see them rise higher in the water and start eating. Mine ate NLS pellets.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #8
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What size tank and what other fish do you have in the tank?
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I put in some bloodworms, and I watched this time. They ate it really fast, so I think they're good now . I just put in my rainbow shark with them. It's a 50 gal.
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Any experts know why one of my females is fat and not eating. I am moving her to a quarantine tank now.


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Bad idea to have that shark in a community tank. It will cause stress.

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I looked up that stuff, and I think that as long as it has it's own territory it should be fine.
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I wouldn't worry about the shark at all - they occupy completely different regions of the tank.
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I wouldn't worry about the shark at all - they occupy completely different regions of the tank.
but not in a 20g they grow big.....don't they a/h
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I thought the tank was 50 gallons.
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It's a 50 gal.
yeah, 50 gallons.
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??? Lol. I made a small temporary cave for him, and it took a while but he found it. gonna put his log or a bigger cave in for him. Would shrimp pellets also work for them?
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What to feed praecox rainbows

I've not seen a high quality shrimp pellet - I have seen many wheat and soy shrimp pellets though. Your fish will all do well on a high quality staple food like NLS. With Antarctic krill as their top ingredient, there's nothing worth while in the shrimp pellets that would warrant feeding them over the NLS.
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What's NLS I've only ever had algae eaters really before (I know, so pro). Anything else other than veggies to add?
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