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post #1 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Smile hi guys I wish to know what kind of food you give to your fish?

have you tried any type of food that makes the colors of your fish brighter? or that just makes them more active or healthier looking? I tried what the store recommended me and they seem to like it but I have noticed that the color of the fish in the store have much brighter colors than mine I dont really know why...

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 06:06 PM
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I asked that very question when I bought my very pale red tailed black shark, a baby... why are those so pretty? They said to feed him, and everyone in the tank a cube of frozen blood worms once a week to enhance colour. It seems to work.... he's very pretty now. The rest of the time he gets plain old flakes.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 06:33 PM
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I feed my fish a varied diet. I have many different types of food that I offer throughout the week. The main staple is a good quality pellet or flake (depending on the fish). I have a couple different types of pellets and flake as well as a Spirulina flake. I'll also feed various frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, krill and chopped fresh market shrimp as well as some sun-dried whole shrimp. These are offered maybe twice a week. Occasionally I'll feed them some fresh veggies such as de-shelled peas and blanched zucchini. I think varying the foods like this ensures that they are getting the nutrition needed and they also seem to love the variety.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 06:43 PM
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Mine get a mix of frozen blood worms, brine shrimp, daphnie, and also flakes. I switch it up at each feeding because I know I like variety and they seem to as well.

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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oh sweet thank you guys!!!:)

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 06:51 PM
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Mine get algae wafers, crab pellets (for the crustaceans), fish flakes and blood worms or brine shrimp twice a week oh and snails for my puffer ^^

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 08:19 PM
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As soon as I get my tank stocked I am going to feed my cichlids Omega one flakes and cichlid pellets as the staple foods. I am also going to treat them to live brine shrimp once a week. Hopefully this will give them the nutrients they need for them to be super duper colorful

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