diet

  1. Blakewater

    Converting Fish To Pellets | Is It "Really" Worth It?

    In the fish keeping hobby, and predominantly in the "monster" fish keeping hobby, a question we often see arise with hobbyists is, "Do I put the effort and risk into converting my fish off of live foods and is it really worth the worry?". I'm sure most of us can agree that compared to "standard"...
  2. P

    How often/much should I feed juvenile spotted gar??

    I recently started feeding my 9" gar a diet of cut up tilapia fillet. Any advice on how often I should I feed it and how much every time? Each tilapia strip is about 1.5 inches long and a quarter of an inch thick. About the size of a typical feeder fish. Other feeding tips and suggestions...
  3. Cichlids keeper

    Flowerhorns and vegetables

    Has anyone ever fed a flowerhorn a diet where there is more vegetables as opposed to protein? I'm interested in the heath effects of something like like this. This thread isn't meant to talk about pellet food btw, it's about actual fresh food or home made food.
  4. H

    Ropefish Only Eating Bloodworms

    Hey y’all! I know they’re not polypterus but this is the closest forum I found. I’ve had two young ropefish in a 55g community tank for about a month. I made the mistake of feeding them primarily frozen bloodworms with some frozen brine shrimp for most of this time. After further reading I...
  5. D

    How to get my baby Arapaimia to eat other things than bloodworms?

    Hello, I have a baby arapaimia that is about 6 inches. I have been feeding him frozen bloodworms and he seems to love them. My question is how would I get him to eat other foods, I have tried beef heart, brine shrimp, finely chopped tilapia, and pellets. He won't touch any of them, any advice?
  6. F

    Severum overeating?

    I have kept Severum before, but never one quite like this. I swear all this thing does is eat and it is to the point this fish looks like it might explode. IT NEVER STOPS EATING! It is a Green/Gold Severum cross about 4" long. It lives in a 150 gal tank with some Angels, a Bristlenose and his...
  7. O

    Flowerhorn best diet

    Hello i just started keeping flowerhorns to grow and resell and train them in the meantime. A lot of people who keep flowerhorns advise me to feed a high protein diet but I'm reluctant to because I've heard high protein diets are bad for them? In order to resell them for a higher price though I...
  8. N

    Sick? Pleco stopped eating again

    Hi I was hoping for some help. I posted on another part of the forum, specifically in the Pleco section but no replies yet. Since then we have done a water change, all levels good except ph was a little low- we did a ph chem add on a portion of the water change to try to get it closer to 7.0...
  9. N

    HELP Pleco diet/stopped eating

    our big guy is several years old. He had stopped eating regularly and we have been noticing changes in his behavior since switching out his smaller hiding place for a reptile cave appropriately sized for him to hide in. He’s about 13 inches, and I’ve posted about him before. He’s had a variety...
  10. B

    Brewers dried yeast

    Why is there no forum for fish food? I was wondering how harmful brewers dried yeast is to fish if anyone has any information on it?
  11. Rob909

    What do you feed your plecos??

    I’m looking to mix up the diet of my plecos and see what they like more than other types of veggies. I’ve had tons of success with broccoli with stubborn plecos, had some success with pumpkin, and with my curent batch, cucumber isn’t too big of a hit. What are some of the things you feed your...
  12. Deadliestviper7

    Fish foods, big list

    this thread is for non pellet and non flake fish foods, feel free to add, notice that I won't add goldfish or smelt due to them being bad for most species. This list of foods for fish doesn't mean all fish should eat x food,just that it may be suitable for part of the diet for some fish
  13. PGJE

    What do bluegill eat??

    What do bluegill eat? I'm looking for pellet/flake, something that I could get without having to pay a lot or keep alive or such.
  14. Deadliestviper7

    What are you feeding?

    As it is written above
  15. Lars6

    Cardinal Tetra Diet

    I am pumped to say I recently got 12 cardinal tetras for my 20 gallon long. I was planning on feeding them a diet of mainly freeze dried blood worms. Is this okay?
  16. T

    Nutritional Gains

    As of today I started feeding my Jardini aro "Rainbowfish Krill-e" Protein-60% Fat-8% huifen-6% Fiber-10% Water-6% As of now my aro seems to like and has eaten the pieces I have given him. My goal is grow him out nicely and bring out the best color possibly. From what I have read I understand...
  17. H

    When can my Fire Eel eat shrimp?

    I got a fire eel that was 4 inches and he grew to six. I've been hand feeding it frozen blood worms with nitrite gloves and I'm wondering when it can eat shrimp. (Even the tiny ones)
  18. N

    Changing diet

    Hi. I just bought a 10 cm senegal bichir yesterday. It is been a while since i kept this guy. And at last i can acquire hikari product in my town. So i bought a small hikari sinking carnivore pellet . I tried to feed him with the pellets but he just put it in its mouth and the spit it out...
  19. jamntoast

    l271 diet

    i'm thinking about getting this species but i'm not quite sure about the diet, i read on planet catfish that they are a wood eating species, which is fine because i have a ton of wood in the tank they'd go into, but i feed the rest of the tank a fairly meaty diet. i feed the xtreme cichlid...
  20. B

    Can Bichirs eat plain cooked fish/squid?

    I've read people feeding them cooked mussels and cooked shrimp...does anyone with research or experience know if why or why not it's okay?
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