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Old 10-02-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Starting a feeder tank. Advice wanted.

So my fish are getting large enough to consume feeder fish.

I dont want to go to the LFS weekly and dump 50 feeders in my tank at a time. I figure the best thing to do is start up a smaller tank and just breed feeders.

What should I start with?
Should I go with feeder guppies, rosies, silver-sides, or what?
What size tank? Can I grow them fast enough to supply as my fish as they grow larger?

My current tank and fish info is in my bio.

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I'm assuming you're talking about your bichirs, knife, and gar.
I think by hte size of your fish guppies would be fine. Maybe rosies for the knife/gar. I'm pretty sure a 10g would be fine. I would wait for someone else to come in and confirm this first though.
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I did try 20 rosies, they were all eaten within 2 days.
15 within the first day.

The Bichers, and knife I know were gulping them down like macaroni & cheese.

Thanks for the reply KonvictKeeper!
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I have a feeder guppy tank for my bichirs. They seem to love them.
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