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Old 07-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Best Balanced Diet for Community Tank?

Hi Everyone,
I hope that you all had an enjoyable 4th of July.

I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on what would be a good balanced diet for a community tank. I'm currently feeding New Life Spectrum flakes, dried brine shrimp flakes and every other day or so, I'll break up a couple of algae wafers and throw them in.

My stock consists of the usual peaceful community stock:
tetras, endlers, mollies, platys, rasboras, danios, and a couple of angels that were put in as babies and are thriving.

Any suggestions other than what I'm feeding? I am careful to read the labels and the NLS was suggested to me by another member here on the forums.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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Maybe some frozen food but what there getting sounds pretty good to be fair the other thing maybe to try some vegetables cucumber goes down a storm in my community tank as do shelled peas
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Maybe some frozen food but what there getting sounds pretty good to be fair the other thing maybe to try some vegetables cucumber goes down a storm in my community tank as do shelled peas
Yes, I've tried the peas a couple of times, but usually only the mollys and platys like those. I just bought some cucumbers, maybe I'll give them a little of that too. I've never tried any frozen food or tube worms (whatever those are...) some kind of small worms I guess based on the name?
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I like the new life spectrum pellets too. I like that they sink a little so my fish can see them, and they help prevent bloating.
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We feed our fish new life spectrum pellets and frozen blood worms. They love it!!
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I feed a combo of Ocean Nutrition foods, a few droppers full of bbs and shelled peas. I'd throw in frozen bllod worms for the angles.
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I love NLS- I use their surface feeder pellets, Thera A pellets, and H2O wafers. The wafers are excellent- even when you break them up for smaller fish to nibble on, they DO NOT disintegrate!!
I also feed dried blackworms (I buy the cubes that you can stick to the glass) and frozen blood worms.
The worms are treats for most of my fish, but I have a couple of species for whom this is their staple diet.
Everybody gets fresh and/or blanched veggies and fruit at least 3 times a week (I cheat and buy a packet of frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets, and a packet of peas which I just thaw and serve). Mine also love fresh capsicum, fresh cucumber, strawberries, cooked choko, blanched zucchini and asparagus stems
The worst food I have ever bought is freeze dried baby brine shrimp. It makes a MESS, is apparently of little nutritional value, and most of my fish refuse to eat it. Unless I soak it overnight in garlic guard AND they are starving.
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Meant to add- the NLS is reputedly a complete food, but I'm a neurotic over feeder who likes to spoil her fish and create more work, so I add the rest. If that doesn't describe you, then stick to a high quality brand of food (perhaps in more than one size pellet) and you won't go wrong
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On a slight side note I fed my 4 ottos and 2 Amano shrimp an algae wafer last night and this morning gone do I presume that it's been eaten ???
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On a slight side note I fed my 4 ottos and 2 Amano shrimp an algae wafer last night and this morning gone do I presume that it's been eaten ???
Absolutely.
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On a slight side note I fed my 4 ottos and 2 Amano shrimp an algae wafer last night and this morning gone do I presume that it's been eaten ???
Almost all of my fish like the algae wafers except the smaller fish who probably just can't get a chance at them, but the angels love them also. I usually break them up before putting them in so that they're sprinkled across the bottom of the tank. I also have some small pellets, but I don't think that they're NLS.
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