1. R

    Shy cichlids not coming out! Ideas to solve this?

    Hey, I have a bit of a problem in my 60 gallon cichlid tank, in this tank I keep a jack dempsey, a red Texas(it’s basically a hybrid between a parrot and a green Texas) and just for the fun of it I keep a rainbow shark as well. My problem is that all these fish seem to be pretty scared of me...
  2. N

    Rainbow shark growth rate?

    Hi, I have been wondering. Is rainbow shark a fast growing fish or it isn't? Currently I own one in my 29 gal. He is the only resident there beside one leopard bush fish. I think I bought it like 1,3 or 1,2 years ago. Back then it was 5-ish or 6-ish cm long. And now it is still 8 or almost 9 cm...
  3. N

    Pleco feeder?

    We bought the large from the pleco feeder site for the 35g but it doesn’t work on our 120g so I need ideas http://www.theplecofeeder.com/buy.html The top of our tank has a cutout (pic) which would require this to bend-which we can do but it’s still much too short and doesn’t really get into the...
  4. L

    Peacock Not Eating!

    I have 3 peacock bass in a 20 gallon aquarium, (grow out tank) 2 of them about 2 1/2 inches long and one about 1 1/2 inches and I’ve had them for about a month maybe, and I’m feeding them bloodworms everyday, but the smallest one won’t eat them anymore. At first he was the only one that ate...
  5. 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"...
  6. Blakewater

    Force Feeding Baby Brokopondo?

    Hey guys, need an experts opinion on this. A few days ago I received a handful of wild bass fry. 2 out of 3 of them have been eating like pigs since day 1. However, one came looking a little thin and has refused food ever since he arrived. He's obviously hungry and tastes everything I drop in...
  7. Blakewater

    Cichla Feeding Schedules?

    Just wanted to hear what people are using as a feeding regimen for their Cichla. What're you currently feeding? How big are your bass? How long have you been following that food plan? How does it compare to other feeding patterns you've used? Or anything else you can think of sharing in the...
  8. H

    mastacembelus congicus - congo eel, not feeding

    Hi guys I picked up one these guys, very seldom seen in the hobby apparently, I assume they are similar to other spiny eels care wise. I’ve had this guy about 2 weeks and I’ve yet to see him eat, he’s on his own in a quarantine tank, pvc pipes and some wood, filter wise he’s got two sponge...
  9. 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...
  10. Tom the bomb

    (saltwater? I dunno if i should post here.) Lionfish compatibility and other questions

    I'm setting up a Red Sea Reefer Deluxe XXL 750 (200-gallons) and I'm planning to put a clearfin lionfish as the main fish. I was originally thinking of Niger triggerfish since they were the least aggressive of the triggerfish but after browsing through some forums, they often said that...
  11. 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...
  12. Blakewater

    I Finally Caught It On Video!!!

    Firstly, sorry for the dirty acrylic. Feedings are wet and wild over here and I didn’t expect my Tat to be so bold today. For the past few weeks I’ve seen what I thought was my Tat taking bites of food (mainly shrimp) from the corner of my eye. Once or twice during my pellet feedings I could...
  13. Scottymac22

    Advice on B. rousseauxii

    Acquired about 2 weeks ago, 4" not including caudal fin, in 55g QT, temp 82-83° on average on calibrated IR temp gun, cycled emperor 400, 4" aquaculture stone, koralia 600gph wave pump(good amount of circulation and oxygenation), heavily decorated with large driftwood and plants, near Blackwater...
  14. KelberiFishLover19

    Help Feeding

    Some of you might know that I have a silver arowana and a peacock bass. I feed them pieces of tilapia with pellets inside. The bass is super quick and gets all the food. I tried giving the bass 3 pieces in a row and then drop one right in front of the arowana but the bass still eats it. The...
  15. KelberiFishLover19

    Accident While Feeding... Should I Treat Him?

    I have a small peacock bass and arowana in a tank who are very aggressive feeders. While feeding, I dropped a piece of tilapia with a pellet inside right in front of the bass. The arowana, on the other side of the tank at the time, shot over and went for the food the same time the bass did. The...
  16. CrazyFishLady90

    Gulper after meal

    Have had my gulper almost 4 weeks and I think he finally ate his first meal last night. Anyone know what they act like after they've eaten? It was just a gourami so not big, but he seems stressed and the only thing other than eating must be pH which I've managed to keep at 7 even though my...
  17. LBDave

    Freeze Dried Minnows

    I'm just wondering if anyone has tried feeding these to you fish. Appears they are made as a treat for dogs. Ingredients list them as truly freeze dried minnows.
  18. Zak03

    Feeding my Sun Cat problems

    So I have a sun cat with 2 oscars. All three fish are about the same size 3-4" ( sun cat is slightly smaller). But im having trouble feeding my sun cat. I researched that you should feed the catfish so that it should always have slight bump in the belly. i havent able to acheive that. i feed my...
  19. M

    Bichir Playing with Food

    Hello I am new to this website and I heard its pretty valid. I have a 55 gallon tank with a 4 inch senegal bichir. I am in the process of setting up a "gut loader" tank in which I plan to quarantine minnows that I will buy in bulk from my pet store. I dont want my bichir to starve so I have a...
  20. Zak03

    Feeding Oscar Cichlid Problems

    I have two baby oscars, both around 2" long. I got them a week ago. I am having trouble feeding them. I feed them in the mornign when i wake up, and the evening Usually when i go to bed, but not always that late. I bought cichlid pellets that float at first, but after they sit in the water for...