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Old 01-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #31
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Well, the only fish that are not eating off the bottom are my hatchets. They chase it on the way down then pout. Rummies, cardinals, roselines, embers, microrasborass, etc are all eating it off the bottom. I took a few more pics (not great quality, but will give you teh idea) from feeding time today. I am feedign this in about 75 tanks right now (usually soilent green or meat pie, sometimes I even mix the two a bit):

blueberry shrimp and assassin snails:

bumble bee shrimp

ember tetras and pygmaeus

yellow shrimp

amanos

meteor minnows and y. cruciatus

roselines

otos and S. barbatus
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #32
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Most of my mid to top feeders caught on to it right away and started eating it from the bottom regardless of being top flake feeders for the most part. Then ONLY fish that seems to have any trouble catching on at first were my glowlight danios (choprea), but after I dropped the squares in a few times they caught on. I have mid to top fish like glowlight tetras and lampeye tetras as well as normans lampeye killies and verious guppies and endlers that all caught on to feeding from the bottom right away. TBH I like it better that way because they pick at it and swim away for a bit and then come back instead of trying to out eat each other while the flakes are available on the surface.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #33
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Those are Stiphodon percnopterygionus .
Do you happen to have (or will you in future) Stiphodons for sale?
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #34
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I had them in the past, I will likely get more they are neat fish. One of the reasons I didn't carry them more is they are absolute obligate Aufwuchs eaters. Now that this food is available, they can be easily fed
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I had them in the past, I will likely get more they are neat fish. One of the reasons I didn't carry them more is they are absolute obligate Aufwuchs eaters. Now that this food is available, they can be easily fed
I've got some Stiphodon sp. (have no idea, which species, but definately not percnopterygionus, not even closely that stunnigly colored), they like black worms, so feeding hasn't been a problem for me.

I would LOVE to get percnopterygionus.
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To coat something (driftwood, etc.) with this food would you use a tiny basting brush or something or if it was something small (like cholla wood) could you dip it in the mixture?
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Interested....but still not getting how 2 oz of dry would turn into 1 lb? more work needs to be done??
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #38
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The food comes as a powder. You have to mix it with water and then heat/boil it. The end result is a gel type food.

The mixing is ok. My only hesitation is messing with refrigerated food as the main food on a daily basis.
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To coat something (driftwood, etc.) with this food would you use a tiny basting brush or something or if it was something small (like cholla wood) could you dip it in the mixture?
I use a spoon, or dip the wood into it, or pour it. It sets quickly, and it works out great.

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The food comes as a powder. You have to mix it with water and then heat/boil it. The end result is a gel type food.

The mixing is ok. My only hesitation is messing with refrigerated food as the main food on a daily basis.
I keep it in the freezer, easier for me as I have an extra freezer in the basement/fishroom.

Yes, its mixed with boiling water, so its 3 parts water to 1 part powder.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:31 PM   #40
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This stuff really is great, Rachel - I'll be getting some from you when I finish mine.

Also- for those of you who want it floating.... "painting" it on something that will float works quite well. I just use the bottom of a tupperware container and all my higher water column feeders just pick off of that.
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This stuff really is great, Rachel - I'll be getting some from you when I finish mine.

Also- for those of you who want it floating.... "painting" it on something that will float works quite well. I just use the bottom of a tupperware container and all my higher water column feeders just pick off of that.
Hey, there's a good idea! ... something coarse will make it stick better.... maybe a piece of floating wood or foam?

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I never even thought of that!!!

This is what is so exciting about this food, there are so many ways to use it!
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Hey, there's a good idea! ... something coarse will make it stick better.... maybe a piece of floating wood or foam?

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I never even thought of that!!!

This is what is so exciting about this food, there are so many ways to use it!
Hmm, that is a good idea. You could coat a bunch of small foam or wood pieces for surface feeders and make the rest into whatever size/shape pieces you want for the rest that will pick off the bottom, and then store it all in the freezer.

Does it need to be thawed before feeding or do you just drop it in?
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Glad you guys like the idea! Foam would probably work really well too! I just grabbed something I had laying around, but I think I'll try something new next time.

Rachel, I certainly agree with you. I love all the different things that you can do with this stuff!
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:11 AM   #45
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They have those "betta logs" or whatever they are, I bet you could easily coat the bottom of those.

Man, I have one of those, now I am going to have to try it!
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