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Old 07-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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Rods Food? Whats All the Hype?

Looking at reviews online and such, I decided try out rods food for once. I live in Illinois, so most stores around here sell it most of my fish only took a few pieces, and the rest they spit out. My angel didnt even eat at all? I can't imagine fish not liking rods based on all the race reviews it's gotten online, so do fish have to get used to a new food before they devour it?

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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some fish are very hard to transition foods once theyre already accustomed to one kind
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You can make it yourself much cheaper anyway. I've never tried it personally. I make my own frozen food from fresh fish, shrimp, and clam from the supermarket. All you need is a food processor and some ziplock bags.
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I would make my own but my mom won't let me lol. So, I thought rods would be similar. I'll try it tomorrow when they're hungrier. Maybe they will go for it more
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I have another question related to feeding. Sometimes I feed mussels, but I pick them apart beforehand and freeze, then I thaw pieces and drop them in. Rather than doing this, can I freeze whole mussels, then open and drop the whole thing in the tank just for a few minutes? Or will this be a phosphate bomb? I assume it would screw up the water quality
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I have another question related to feeding. Sometimes I feed mussels, but I pick them apart beforehand and freeze, then I thaw pieces and drop them in. Rather than doing this, can I freeze whole mussels, then open and drop the whole thing in the tank just for a few minutes? Or will this be a phosphate bomb? I assume it would screw up the water quality
Anyone know? I don't see too much info online about doing this
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Do you think your inhabitants can tear enough flesh off of a mussel in a couple minutes to sustain them? I don't know, but it doesn't make much sense to me to drop a giant chunk of food in the tank only to have to net it out in a couple minutes. I would definitely chop it up.
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Do you think your inhabitants can tear enough flesh off of a mussel in a couple minutes to sustain them? I don't know, but it doesn't make much sense to me to drop a giant chunk of food in the tank only to have to net it out in a couple minutes. I would definitely chop it up.
Well I did think that. I always thought fish didn't Need a ton of food. I think it would be easier to just suck it up and chop them lol

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