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kevinoh33 02-19-2008 07:13 PM

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?

Lupin 02-19-2008 08:03 PM

What brands are these and what are the guaranteed analysis in each brand?

kevinoh33 02-20-2008 03:22 PM

ones tetramin(goldfish) and ones topfin)tropical. they both say that they are color enhancing.

Lupin 02-20-2008 04:45 PM

What about the guaranteed analysis such as crude proteins?

kevinoh33 02-20-2008 06:35 PM

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

kevinoh33 02-21-2008 11:33 AM

which is best?

Pleco_stomus 02-21-2008 01:45 PM

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.

Lupin 02-21-2008 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinoh33
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.

Lupin 02-21-2008 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pleco_stomus
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.;)

Pleco_stomus 02-21-2008 07:08 PM

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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