08-11-2011, 10:23 AM
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I would suggest a combination of different foods, for all fish. A variety of 3 or 4 (or more) different types will ensure complete nutrition and if there are some fish that dislike this or that they will still find something they like, or should. Just as with us, variety in foods is more interesting. One of the four should be vegetable-based, such as a good quality Kelp/Spirulina/Algae-based food. Omega One foods are good, as are Hikari.
I use 4 different flake foods, alternating each morning. I also have 4 different sinking foods for the substrate feeders. I sometimes get different foods when one is finished, for more variety. It is interesting that some fish relish some foods that others scarcely touch, and vice versa.
Another food is frozen; bloodworms fed once or twice a week as a treat, or brine shrimp, or daphnia are all good foods. I still use dry foods (flake, pellet, sinking) as "basics" once a day except water change day when they are not fed. Frozen and live foods are "treats."