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What Live Foods do You use and Why ???

Postby Tony Vaughan » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:26 pm

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Postby Ognen Polenak » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:07 pm

Frozen blood worms,live blood worms, live mealworms, live mosquito larvae, frozen beefhart mix, dry discus flakes and few times a year a schoal of baby guppies :blush:
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Postby Fons van der Hart » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:24 am

Several kinds of frozen foods, red, white and black musquitolarveas, krill pacifica, artemia, mysis, mussels, beefhaert mixtures, turkey haert mixtures, small cut fish pieces (Pangasius and Tilapia) and shrimps.

Also several types of granulates, all of the brand "Tropical".

Not all of these kinds are nutricious but the fish like them..
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Postby Tony Vaughan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:27 am

That's what I call a varied diet :thumbsup:

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Postby Morten Garathun-Hansen » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:45 am

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Postby Tony Vaughan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:35 pm

Yes MGH,

I think the manufacturer plays a big role on the quality of the food available.

I never feed bloodworm to any of my fish because of previous experiences and I got great advice from a guy called Andrew Soh one time............"If you are feeding small marine fish, live bloodworm is the best. If you are feeding freshwater fishes especially discus, live artemia is the best !" I think Andrew's main point was that salt water food is better for freshwater fish and vice versa due to the risks involved.

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Postby Morten Garathun-Hansen » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:51 pm

Hi Tony :welcome:

Artemia is a great food,and I use it a lot. And as you say,it is very safe to use it. I know Andrew, and I have his books.
I had some Asian Leopards years ago, and they all tolerated bloodworms very badly,and I had to stop feeding them with this food.

But I am a man of my words, and I swear to that feeding with bloodworm is safe on a discus with a strong immune defence system.
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Postby Tony Vaughan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:10 pm

great info - TYVM :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Postby Morten Garathun-Hansen » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:39 pm

-haha, what is TYVM :oops:
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Postby Tony Vaughan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:53 pm

Thank
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