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Old 10-22-2012, 02:37 PM   #21
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i feed omega one flakes, NLS pellets, shrimp pellets, algae wafers, and frozen bloodworms once a month, which remind me i need to break some off and defrost them for my tanks!

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:49 AM   #22
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #23
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Interesting to stumble across this. While in Wal-mart today I overheard the following conversation

8 year old boy: Dad can we go look at fish?
Father: Oh yeh sure! The oscar needs more goldfish anyway.

I'm never one to offer unsolicited advice but I was thinking how much healthier an awesome pellet food would be for his fish! In coaxing my new eel to eat I did ply her with my guppy fry until she would eat pellets though

In the same way that I feed my dog a super healthy brand of dog food to ensure she gets everything that she needs I do still give her treats simply because I enjoy seeing her react to something different. As fish keepers we can do the same. Give them an awesome stable diet and then occasionally entertain ourselves by feeding something that gets a reaction.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #24
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I have yet to try any once live food or live food aside from some freeze dried bloodworms, which quickly got the boot. I think I'm gonna buy some bloodworms tomorrow to try out for my bettas and gourami!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #25
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I've added live mosquito larvae a number of timed. Fish go crazy over the nasty buggers.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:36 AM   #26
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I tried blood worms yesterday; I was really surprised that they were just as warey of them as other fooods at first... although I'm hoping that next time I feed them to them they're gonna go banannas for it.

Granted, their frozen so it's not 100% of the experience... but they look great so I should hope it's close enough.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:40 AM   #27
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I just defrosted my first cube of bloodworms (what an awful sentence) and my Betta was hesitant to try any. I remembered he has only had pellets up till now so I sliced the worms into quarters and he immediately slurped em down! They were too long to resemble "dinner", but his horizons just grew bigger.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #28
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #29
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My feeding schedule: (once daily)
(Flake is Wardey advanced nutrition perfect protein)

Monday:frozen mysis
Tuesday: flake
Wednesday: flake
Friday: frozen bloodworms
Saturday : flake
Sunday: flake

That's my schedule. Once every other week I feed them Algae wafers that I break into little pieces and a sinking wafer or two (the kind for bottom feeders). I had originally tried to feed the wafers for the snails and shrimp but the fish devour them. Lol!

Last night I cooked peas for dinner. I set about 5 aside before I added any butter or seasonings. I peeled of the shells when they cooled down and gave them to the fish. They loved them. I will be adding this to their diet every now and again.

I have tetras and platies mostly and they seem to really enjoy the variety. The ghost shrimp eat anything I put in there as well. My male red swordtail is looking more red than orange now, so that's great! All of the fishies have bright colors!

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #30
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I feed my platies (so far the only fish in my tank) mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, beefheart, and pellets every other day. I don't feed all those in one day, but I rotate so they get some of everything each week. I'll be adding sinking shrimp pellets when I get cories, flakes, and in the future live brine shrimp.

In my new 20g tank, for my future stock I plan on feeding the same stuff except no shrimp pellets but I'll be adding algae wafers instead.

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