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post #21 of 31 Old 02-16-2009, 12:22 AM
Yeah, fasting may not be appropriate for more sensitive fish.
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there is no fish in existance that can't withstand one day a week with out food even discus
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What's the fastest way I can get my fish to grow...what kind of food?

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-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

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-2x Neon Blue Goarami
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-1x Black Knife Ghost
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live brine shrimp and blood worms and a premium flake or pellet food
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Depends on the food. You'lll have to vary it to enable the fish to obtain different vitamins. A staple food alone will not suffice.

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I agree with underfeeding than overfeeding..............I have 5 tanks and not all of them are fed daily..........My freshwater community tanks i feed sometimes 3 times a day and some days i skip feeding them at all........My fish seem to stay more active when they are looking for food and not waiting for the buffet at the waters edge....Dont get me wrong, i feed a variety of different foods........Cyclopes Crab, premium flake, and i crush some of my Bio Gold cichlid pellet food for the smaller fish in the community tanks.........It seems to me, the bigger the variety the more color i get from my fish.........I adopted some fish from a friend of mine..........Giant Danios, to be exact,,,,,,,,I already had 4 and added these 2 fish.........There color was nonexistant when added to my tank, now they are as colorful as the 4 originals in my tank.......I credit it to the larger variety of diet for them........
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I agree with underfeeding than overfeeding..............I have 5 tanks and not all of them are fed daily..........My freshwater community tanks i feed sometimes 3 times a day and some days i skip feeding them at all........My fish seem to stay more active when they are looking for food and not waiting for the buffet at the waters edge....Dont get me wrong, i feed a variety of different foods........Cyclopes Crab, premium flake, and i crush some of my Bio Gold cichlid pellet food for the smaller fish in the community tanks.........It seems to me, the bigger the variety the more color i get from my fish.........I adopted some fish from a friend of mine..........Giant Danios, to be exact,,,,,,,,I already had 4 and added these 2 fish.........There color was nonexistant when added to my tank, now they are as colorful as the 4 originals in my tank.......I credit it to the larger variety of diet for them........
When I bought my Danios, when they were introduced to my tank, they were very bland in color, w/ almost no blue stripes although...I sparingly fed them and within a day or two, they had all their color. I may not be correct but in my experience, they lose alot of their color from stress or moving to different places.

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-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #29 of 31 Old 02-18-2009, 10:04 PM
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i just tried seeing how much my giant danio's an red wag platies would eat in 5 min. and only the danio's would eat what i put in there. the platies didnt eat nearly as much.

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yeah danios are pigs but look at how they swim all day compared to the platties they burn triple the energy so the eat to compensate i mean those are nuclear active compared to pretty much any other fw fish

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