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Old 08-13-2007, 03:52 PM   #11
 
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live shrimp
Live brine shrimp have not been discussed. These "little devils" are a real pain to grow and harvest but are absolutely necessary in some situations.

We have only been discussing frozen foods.

I do not know about your fish but all of mine really seem to enjoy the frozen foods as well as the beef heart.
The frozen foods are fed directly into the tank after thawing.

I typically feed them once a day with the above and once a day with the flakes previously quoted.

(One item also is that once a week I also feed spirulina sinking wafers. I purchase these in a 2 lb package but cannot find a link now for procuring. If you find a link could you please post it?)
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:24 PM   #12
 
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hows this jones?

Hikari Spirulina pellets

also my particular fish, bala sharks cory cats a pleco and the glowlight tetras are currently on tetramin tropical flakes, and hikari tropical sinking wafers. should I even bother supplimenting their food?
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:02 PM   #13
 
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hi
i would give different foods a try.
try frozen daphinea,place a cube in a small net,and run it under
the tap until it has defrosted,pop it into the tank,
sit back and watch the fish enjoy.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:20 PM   #14
 
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when you guys talk about blood worms, brine shrimp, live shrimp, plankton... are these foods added directly to the tank on occasion or are they thrown in the food processor with other things?
For frozen foods, please thaw them before feeding to the fish.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:20 PM   #15
 
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Thread updated.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:12 AM   #16
 
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hows this jones?
Hikari Spirulina pellets
Thanks for the time you spent "hunting" but "this aint it".

Mine were

1) Much cheaper

2) Virtually pure spirulina (with the exception of minor impurities) and

3) Came in a 2 lb "brown paper bag which was labeled" in lieu of the "fancy packaging".


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also my particular fish, bala sharks cory cats a pleco and the glowlight tetras are currently on tetramin tropical flakes, and hikari tropical sinking wafers. should I even bother supplimenting their food?
I have all of the above in my community tank except a bala shark and IMHO yes!!!

My experience says that your fish will really enjoy the frozen foods, be healthier, grow faster and exhibit more vibrant colors (please note that these assertions are qualitative and not quantitative).

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Old 08-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #17
 
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another food question(don't want to start new thread)
i have bought some prawns(on special at Tesco) yum yum
and i thought i would share with my fishie friends,
do i need to do anything to them
or do i just pop them in ?
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #18
 
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As long as they are peeled and raw I tink you're alright.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:26 PM   #19
 
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another food question(don't want to start new thread)
i have bought some prawns(on special at Tesco) yum yum
and i thought i would share with my fishie friends,
do i need to do anything to them
or do i just pop them in ?
WW:

I have fed raw peeled and washed prawns before.

I did take the entrails out of the back of the prawns before feeding them.

Once the fishies get "used to knowing what they are" they appear to really enjoy them.

If a prawn was not fully eaten and began "turning a milky white" I removed it from the tank (this generally occurred within 24 hours) [I believe that most folks would say to remove any uneaten portion at the end of 3 hours but I did not find this necessary].

After only minor experience I was able to cut a prawn into a size which would be fully consumed within 24 hours.

I am "not whoofing at all" about "that removing business" when they begin turning milky white. Although "yum yum" for the fishies when fresh these are "nasty little devils" when they turn milky white. Even with the quantity of biological filtration media which I have in my tank (and no measurable concentration of ammonia or nitrites could be observed) a detectable odor began emanating from the tank water.

I very rarely feed them "plain" now as my fishies seem to enjoy them more when they are substituted for beef heart in my home made recipes (I believe that this is primarily due to the "bite size pieces" absorbing the garlic flavor).

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Old 08-21-2007, 08:13 AM   #20
 
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thanks everyone. :)
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