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Old 08-19-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Guppy food

Hello, I recently got 2 males and 3 females Green Moscows guppies.
Is it nutricious to feed bloodworms? I read they need some vegetable matter, Would micropellets from Hikari (neons food) be enough?

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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Should be fine. I feed the little feeder guppy that got tossed in my bag accidentally the New Life Spectrum small fish stuff that I feed my Pristella Tetras.
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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Just read the bloodworm thing. Feed as treat not as a staple food and you will be ok.
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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Why cant you feed bloodworms as a staple food?
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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Most fish are omnivores, so they require plant matter also.
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:42 AM   #6
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I've heard that the worms are high in fat...so that's why it isn't good to feed as a staple...but I feed them to my guppies every 2 or 3 days, and they are fine and very prolific, of course! =)
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fat is not whats needed as a staple.. when you look at the food check out the protein source, thats what really makes it a good food, the higher the better.
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They don't even need any special foods. I have never needed to feed my fancies or feeders anything special. Sometimes they do get a treat though
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What's the staple food you feed to your guppies?
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:33 PM   #10
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flake food should be just fine as a staple.
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Flake food.
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whats so special about feeder guppies. Ive never found out. I have fancy guppies...but never realyl heard about feeders. Can someone explain?
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Nothing is special about feeders, but I like them. THey are dirt cheap and look pretty good. They are hardy as well.
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:13 AM   #14
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Here is a food that is an ideal size for guppies and comes with a peerless, impeccable reputation:

http://www.nlpublish.com/images/prod...sh-formula.jpg

http://www.nlpublish.com/testimonial...nFoodPage=TRUE

I am just starting to use it myself after seeing in person the effects it has on a number of fish....I have never seen fish look more colourful or healthy.
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