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I don't want to keep feeding my fish shrimp pellets and flake food.
Aren't these foods too high in protein? Should I only offer my fishes fresh blanched zucchinii and other vegetables? I do give my tanks live brine shrimp and spirulina shrimp once evey one to two weeks for variety..
My 5foot, 56g Tank
2 Madagascar, 2 Bosemi and 1 Millenium Rainbowfish
9 Tiger Barbs
1 Weater Loach, 6 Zebra Loaches
1 Rainbow Shark
1 Raphael CatfishMy 55g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
4 Burmese Zebra Loaches
1 Black Angelfish
1 Banjo Catfish
Lots of shrimp
1 Siamese Algae Eater
4 Peppered Corydora, 1 Green Corydora
2 Wood Shrimp
3 Red Eye Tetra
1 Raphael Catfish
I've never heard of too much protein in prepared foods being a problem, provided you don't overfeed. I feed flake and tablets every morning, but only enought that it is all eaten within 2 minutes. In the late afternoon I feed frozen bloodworms or similar. I use three different flake and tablet foods to provide variety, never the same food three days consecutively; some fish might prefer one over another, and the nutrients in each might be different. The protein on the flake foods are within the 45-50% range, and the tablets are within 30-45% range and one is a veggie (algae, spirulina) for the vegetarians (farlowella, whiptail).
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I'd also feed them frozen much more often. I usually feed frozen foods about twice a week, sometimes three. I get a combo pack that gives me blood worms, brine shrimp, a veggie mix, and an omnivore mix.
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