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11-14-2012 08:50 PM
partobe thanks acitydweller
they didnt carry it at pld so I bought freeze dried tiny shrimp and small pellet wardley advanced nutrition for cichlid. I mixed all with some flakes and crossed my fingers. They were right there ready to eat spit the pellets out spit the shrimp out spit the flakes out but went to town on the worms. They eventually showed some interest in the shrimp but that was after all the worms were eaten. They look happy all but one he just hangs out by himself but he was the first to eat the worms so not sure whats going on with him.
11-14-2012 12:49 PM
acitydweller I personally use this when i first acquired my very picky CPDs and they all have full round bellies now. the 300-500 micron size works great for me. anything smaller is more powder like. ive handed out portions to people at swaps and all have said their fish love the stuff. If you are wanting to try it, 2oz costs $4. In terms of foods, it tends to be pricier but its worth it.

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The introduction of Golden Pearls has significantly reduced the dependence, and in some cases, replaced live feeds (rotifers and Artemia nauplii) in commercial marine fish and shrimp hatcheries.

Golden Pearls are available in particle sizes from 5 to 800 microns. For comparison, a newly hatched brine shrimp is about 400 microns.

Great as a larval fry diet and excellent for coral reef tanks! GP diets will remain in the water column longer and mimic planktonic animals by moving with the water current.

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11-14-2012 12:30 PM
partobe Thanks acitydweller
what is golden pearls? Im heading to petland discount Ill see if they have some.
11-14-2012 04:13 AM
acitydweller try golden pearls
11-13-2012 07:08 PM
partobe thanks aokashi
11-13-2012 07:05 PM
Originally Posted by partobe View Post
thanks aokashi this is better than raw?
you can feed raw I dont like handling raw meat XD
11-13-2012 06:17 PM
partobe thanks kubalik. I thought live black worms were bad about caring disease?
Thanks Wrangler the ones I have are about the size of 50 cents pieces. I have (pia) endlers in the tank with babies and they swim right past them maybe they aren't old enough to want to hunt or they are catching them when Im not looking
11-13-2012 06:08 PM
wrangler My angels are bigger but I buy feeder fish- my lps combines feeder guppies, white clouds and the like. My angels are in heaven eating there live snack......
11-13-2012 06:06 PM
Originally Posted by sonicpath View Post
live food, black worm
+1 to that !
11-13-2012 05:46 PM
partobe thanks aokashi this is better than raw?
11-13-2012 05:46 PM
sonicpath live food, black worm
11-13-2012 05:45 PM
partobe thanks Jimmytruong87 Ive fed once today I usually feed twice a day except sat and mon no food on those days. Ill chop up a little of the shrimp if they dont eat Ill buy frozen tomorrow
11-13-2012 05:45 PM
aokashi you can certainly feed fish cooked shrimp I feed it to my bettas.
11-13-2012 05:13 PM
jimmytruong87 Don't do any thing, it is normal , when the fish get new home , they always don't want eat any food
You put too much flake, it make your fish tank dirty
11-13-2012 04:38 PM
partobe dont have any brine but have a reg shrimp. Think it would be okay to take a section of that and cut it up into really small pieces and see what happens?
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