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post #1 of 11 Old 02-19-2008, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Goldfish flakes or tropical?

my blood parrot doesn't eat his cichlid pellets so i gave it some tropical fish flakes. today i learned that my friend feeds his blood parrot goldfishflakes. i tried them and he ate them just fine. my question is, will the goldfish flakes or the tropical flakes enhance the color more and is better for my blood parrot?
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-19-2008, 08:03 PM
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What brands are these and what are the guaranteed analysis in each brand?

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ones tetramin(goldfish) and ones topfin)tropical. they both say that they are color enhancing.
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What about the guaranteed analysis such as crude proteins?

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goldfish flakes
min. crude protein 42%
min. crude fat 8%
max. crude fiber 2%
max. moisture 6.5%
min. phosphorus 1.1%
min. ascorbic acid 250 mg/kg

Tropical Flakes
min. crude protein 44%
min. crude fat 8%
max. crude fiber 2%
Max. moisture 6%
min. phosphorus 1.2%
min. ascorbic acid 96 mg/kg
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which is best?
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-21-2008, 01:45 PM
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it seems ive been buying the wrong flake food! my wardley goldfish flakes (need to get tropical) has-

min crude protein- 34%
min crude fat- 4%
crude fiber- 4%
max moisture- 9%
min. ascorbic acid (vitamin c)- 200mg

i dunno if this is good or iam starving my fish with the wrong food.

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which is best?
For blood parrots, both are fine though not for herbivores unless provided them with those once a week. They seem to have chosen food with lesser protein content in it. Give other foods such as live foods a try.

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it seems ive been buying the wrong flake food! my wardley goldfish flakes (need to get tropical) has-

min crude protein- 34%
min crude fat- 4%
crude fiber- 4%
max moisture- 9%
min. ascorbic acid (vitamin c)- 200mg

i dunno if this is good or iam starving my fish with the wrong food.
What fish do you have? I doubt it's a wrong food unless you are feeding vegetarians with those a lot enough to create digestive upsets. Just vary food diet.;)

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a j.d., 4 gold zebra danios, a cory (doesnt come up for flakes/eats shrimp pellets and algea wafers) and a pleco (same as cory + cucumber)

i bought wardley tropical fish flakes today, it has more crude protein than the goldfish flake.

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