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stew123 11-24-2012 02:09 PM

different types of food for guppies
I have 3 guppies and apart from fish flakes frozen blood worm etc and frozen peas what other foods are good for them to eat ? And what food helps there immune system fight infections

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Reefing Madness 11-24-2012 02:17 PM

fish monger 11-24-2012 02:32 PM

Most of the quality staple foods probably contain immune system care properties and they will name them in their ingredients (vitamin C for example). Live baby brine shrimp are a wonderful conditioning food and give the fish a little hunting activity.

stew123 11-24-2012 02:57 PM

Okie dokie thank you
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redchigh 11-24-2012 04:03 PM

Guppies need plant material in their diet... An easy food for them is as follows:

Buy baby spinach, some raw zuchinni, chard, and other nutritious green vegetables.

In a pot of water (1 - 1 and a half cups of water), add 1 multivitamin tablet, 1 packet of Plain gelatin(optional) and garlic (fresh, minced, powdered, doesn't matter.)

Bring to simmer while you slice the zuchini thin, and break large leaves into small pieces a couple inches across.

Turn up the water slightly until it just boils.

Add all the vegetables to the water. (You can also add raw minced shrimp, crab, earthworms, or freshwater fish that isn't fatty too, but for livebearers, 1-2 minced shrimp is plenty for a heaping cup of vegetables)

Boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring gently.

Remove from the water, and freeze in small portions.

Alternatively, add all veggies and meats to a food processor and chop super fine. Add a couple spoonfuls of the water and a packet of gelatin, and blend. Yo I may need more liquid. You don't want a puree, but you want the gelatin dissolved. Pour or spoon into an ice cube tray and refridgerate for 2 hours, remove from tray, then freeze.

I feed my tanks a small bit of this mixture once a week or so.

stew123 11-24-2012 04:11 PM

Thank you can they eat sprout and what sort of multi-vitamin do you use can you use one humans eat ?
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stew123 11-28-2012 11:56 AM

Quick update guys i have fed my guppies some peas cucumber and frozen prawn and they go crazy for it and the pawn made one of my females become aggressive
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stew123 12-04-2012 04:20 AM

Thought I'd share my recent update, I find that my guppies including my babies all benifit from a mixed diet of flake food, frozen prawn, broccolli, peas, cucumber, carrot and sweetcorn and these foods really help the fishes immune system as my guppies developed fin rot and I used no medication just this diet and they healed without treatment :) this diet also brings out the fishes natural colour and behavioural habits

Happy fishing guys
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