10-14-2011, 08:56 PM
| || | Spotted Leaf Fish Questions
I have 2 spotted leaf fish in my 29 gallon with 6 loaches and 2 opaline gouramis. They are about 6 inches, so almost full grown. I feed a frozen bloodworm/brine shrimp mix every few days as well as feeding flakes and shrimp pellets 2x daily. I've seen the leaf fish eat some of everything with their favorite being the bloodworms. However, if I've forgotten to give the the frozen food they will eat their tankmates! I had 4 harlequin rasboras a few months ago (no survivors) as well as 4 panda tetras (down to 1). So I'm only keeping them with larger fish but will soon move the gouramis to my 50 gal community and looking at getting 2 more leaf fish. (Have filtration up to 50 gallon) and do weekly WC.
So my actual question is should the leaf fish's diet be varied to live fish as well, like feeder guppies? I feel like they may not be getting all the nutrition possible...
And for tank decor is lots of driftwood and live plants best for them? It seems to be preferred to other tank decor. Thanks!