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Old 05-12-2006, 11:02 AM   #1
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fish will only eat bloodworms

My two glass fish will only eat bloodworms. I bought 2 ADF's recently, (different tank) and gave my glass fish and platy's some bloodworms to try. Now my glass fish will eat only bloodworms, are they missing any major nutrients or anything or is it "ok" if they will only eat one thing?
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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I have a spiney eel that will only eat bloodworms. I have had eels that live for years, so I bet it will be OK. I also think that the glass fish will eat the flakes when they are hungry enough.
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Annie try some other foods as well such as brine shrimp.
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I kind of had the feeling that bloodworms weren't enough. I'll go get some brine shrimp as well and I suppose if forced the glass fish will eat the flakes. I put a few flakes in at the same time and the platy's eat it well enough, they seem to eat anything, but the glass fish now just munch them then split them out!
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ps. was glad to hear about your eel, I won't particularly worry now if I spoil them a bit.
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I have a pair of plagiostoma eels, (african spiny eels) that eat nothing but bloodworms, except for brine shrimp once a week, which has very little nutritional value. They have spawned several times on the diet, though they eat the eggs as soon as they spawn They won't touch live fish fry, even though I've tried several different kinds 8O If they're lacking anything from the bloodworm diet, you can't tell by loking at them.
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Brine shrimp unless enriched with nutrients isn't all that healthy for them, explained to me like potatoe chips... give them mysis shrimp instead
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Do the flakes give them that much more nutrients? I feed them tetramin as well. Because if that's the case I will only let them have bloodworms once a week or so, I'm pretty sure they'll be convinced to eat the flakes if that's all there is.
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Yeah flakes are pretty balanced. You can buy fish vitamins and add them to dry foods. You can also try some vegetables.
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They will eat the flakes if that is what is there to eat. I use bloodworms as a treat myself personally, and not as their staple. My fish go crazy for fruits and veggies when they get those!
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get out, they eat fruit & veggies? What kind and is there any special instructions? How about my ADF's, can I give them anything different as well?
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Here is a great article on serving veggies and fruits to your fish.
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