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post #1 of 5 Old 10-21-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Do fish get sick of eating same food?...

I started feeding new life spectrum pellets exclusively a couple months ago. I previously fed a variety of all top foods, hikari,omega. My fish took well to switching to NLS and everything seemed well until one of my cherry barbs stopped eating. My first thought was that he was sick as all the fish I've lost stopped eating before expiring. Well he didn't eat for a week, didn't really show any signs of disease except he was quite as red as the other barbs. Well something crossed my mind to try some of my omega one flake food. Next thing you know he realizes it's flake and not pellets and decides to eat. The next couple days I go back to NLS pellets and he didn't eat. Back to omega one and he decides to eat again. Will a fish just go on hunger strikes that if they get tired of certain foods? I guess I'll be going back to variety . I have about 30 fish in my 55 gallon and he was the only one with this problem .

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-21-2012, 02:56 PM
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Fish can definitely get picky about food. It's hard to say if that's the case here though.

It is important to feed fish a variety of foods. It helps their digestive system and helps ensure that they are getting a balanced diet. It is almost guaranteed that your fish will have nutritional deficiencies if you only feed them one food. Try a mixture of pellets, freeze dried, frozen and flake food.


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Some people swear by NLS exclusively and it works for them as it is suppose to be superior food.
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Some people swear by NLS exclusively and it works for them as it is suppose to be superior food.
I've heard good reviews about NLS as well.


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My fish attack the Omega One Color Flakes. I give them a once weekly treat of frozen brine shrimp and frozen blood worms. I'd feed a mixture of the pellets and flakes.

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