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Kwtblack 10-14-2010 02:22 AM

Food Question : Pangasius Catfish !
 
what does Pangasius shark Catfish eat ?
http://www.fishtanks.net/aquariums/p...85431_full.jpg

i have this food

http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store....15be87cb37.jpg
and also he likes to eat a food goes in the bottom

1077 10-14-2010 03:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Kwtblack (Post 492259)
what does Pangasius shark Catfish eat ?
http://www.fishtanks.net/aquariums/p...85431_full.jpg

i have this food
http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store....15be87cb37.jpg
and also he likes to eat a food goes in the bottom


They are omnivores and will about everything while growing to possible four feet in length.

Kwtblack 10-14-2010 03:28 AM

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Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 492262)
They are omnivores and will about everything while growing to possible four feet in length.

but what omnivores exactly ? does it work if i feed him heart beef ?


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Like this ?


1077 10-14-2010 04:05 AM

I would not be inclined to feed too much beef heart , It is messy food that can foul the water quickly. Omnivore means the fish will eat about everything. I would offer bits of frozen shrimp or fish, along with some foods containing vegetable matter or spirulina, like alage wafers ,and perhaps some carnivore pellets along with the food you pictured.
Is said that the sharks,and scats prefer slightly brackish water (salt) that your other fish may not enjoy but I have not kept scat's or sharks.
I believe your turtle would appreciate a place to haul itself out of the water to bask under a light that was designed for this purpose or to be taken from the tank and allowed to bask on warm dry area for three to four hours per day. I have only kept snapping turtles so you may wish to check on this for yourself.
Your fish look to be healthy but I fear that Beef heart on a regular basis, could lead to digestive problems for the fish and water quality issues. I also would not offer feeder fish unless they were raised by you. Often feeder fish are kept in poor conditions and this often leads to sick feeders that can pass on disease to your fish should you purchase feeders that are sick.
You may know much of this already and my apologies if this is so. Just trying to offer some things to consider.

Melody 10-17-2010 03:02 PM

I agree that you should limit beef heart to a treat. Otherwise, a recent study suggests that Pangasius hypophthalmus utilizes vegetable lipids more efficiently than seafood lipids (specifically fish oil), the latter of which doesn't offer the ideal Omega 3 & 6 ratio for optimum growth. From that I would conclude that they would do best if fed an omnivorous diet with more vegetation. Growth requirements can be different from adult requirements, but efficient lipid utilization is a basic function of a species so you should be fine sticking to that as a guideline. They are reputed to prefer meat as adults but that doesn't mean it's best for them, so try not to spoil them with it.

That said, I don't claim any expertise with this species specifically, I just remembered the study as I read the abstract recently.



Good luck!

Kwtblack 10-18-2010 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 492274)
I would not be inclined to feed too much beef heart , It is messy food that can foul the water quickly. Omnivore means the fish will eat about everything. I would offer bits of frozen shrimp or fish, along with some foods containing vegetable matter or spirulina, like alage wafers ,and perhaps some carnivore pellets along with the food you pictured.
Is said that the sharks,and scats prefer slightly brackish water (salt) that your other fish may not enjoy but I have not kept scat's or sharks.
I believe your turtle would appreciate a place to haul itself out of the water to bask under a light that was designed for this purpose or to be taken from the tank and allowed to bask on warm dry area for three to four hours per day. I have only kept snapping turtles so you may wish to check on this for yourself.
Your fish look to be healthy but I fear that Beef heart on a regular basis, could lead to digestive problems for the fish and water quality issues. I also would not offer feeder fish unless they were raised by you. Often feeder fish are kept in poor conditions and this often leads to sick feeders that can pass on disease to your fish should you purchase feeders that are sick.
You may know much of this already and my apologies if this is so. Just trying to offer some things to consider.

i never tried to feed my shark heart beef but i am planning to get for him , this guy when i first got him in may , he was small and he used to be eat that food in the picture , and when it was feeding time he ate alot of it , but he saw something much better changed his mind a fish fit inside his moth so , in the night very dark place he starts attacking the fish , so i got ride of all small fish , after that he didn't like to eat the food i give him , he only likes to eat live food and food goes in the bottom , i tried to feed him the food in the picture with closing the light other fish couldn't see the food , he was smelling it he was so close to eat but he changed his mind , other shark started to eat the food cuz they can smell it to .

so you saying i have to get for the turtle something to let him lay on it ? ,
and the scat i have to get ride of them ?

Spooki 10-18-2010 02:05 PM

The turtle will definitely need a way to get out of the water and bask, they need to be able to fully dry themselves to prevent shell rot. The basking area also needs to be around 100 degrees F for most species.


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