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Postby Jose Antonio Calleja » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:32 pm

I have seen lot of recipies adding fish like salmon, cod, tuna, and others for the mix.

as far as we eat this fishes fresh very often ,is there any problem on taking a small piece and minced it to feed discus?

I have tried litlle bites of tuna and they liked.


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Postby Fred Goodall » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:00 pm

HI Jose :welcome:

Only problem is to make sure to siphon out the uneaten bits after each feeding... sea food / ocean fish spoil fast in freshwater... and this is something we do NOT want to happen in our tanks.
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Postby Mark Woodhouse » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:06 pm

Bits of fish are fine for the Discus and is a natural food for them if small enough...I would use Sea fish only and not dead tetra's etc as with the Sea fish there would be no cross contamination if the dead fish was diseased in any way and therefore couldn't pass it on to the Discus :thumbsup:
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Postby Judy Sparkes » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:42 am

Very interesting post!

I've always felt you should only feed salt water fishes to freshwater, and freshwater to saltwater....if that makes any sense. Anybody have any real info to back this up?? I've heard that freshwater worms can't transmit to saltwater fish and vice versa....but it certainly could just be hogwash :biggrin:
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Postby Mark Woodhouse » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:42 pm

It's not hogwash mate at all...When i fish on trout lakes for Pike etc we use ocean Mackerel as bait for exactly that reason of cross contamination of diseases, i know you have some nice Northern Pike in your part of the world, ask a fisherman, they'll tell you :thumbsup:
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Postby Fred Goodall » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:59 am

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Postby Mark Woodhouse » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:19 pm

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Postby Judy Sparkes » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:36 am

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Postby Fred Goodall » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:44 am

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Postby Mark Woodhouse » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:08 pm

Hi Fred, you should never have to shell out $$$ on info, that's just plain wrong.....besides if i learn more than 1 new thing a month, my brain has a meltdown with the pressure :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Postby Fred Goodall » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:04 am

Hi Mark :welcome:

Indeed... cost should be "relative".... but I also understand the costs for peer reviewed material in such "limited" publications... but that doesn't make it "easy" for folks to understand a "referal" to "expensive" sources ... so I try to find "nearly free" sources... even libraries "limit" their subscriptions to "periodicals" to "most often requsted" ones :fronw:

Anyway... when I can find 'reasonable' sources... I will share them.
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Postby Judy Sparkes » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:51 am

Aww, Fred.....you're the only source we need! :thumbsup:

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Postby Fred Goodall » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:32 am

Hi Jude :welcome:

Thanks, but we both know to avoid "Homer at the Nuke Plant" situation... we need many accurate scources :wink: :wink: :thumbsup:
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