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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Vitamins? Do you use them? What kind?

I'm contemplating them - but know nothing about it. I figure if I gobble vitamins in the morning, so should my fish. Crazy?
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Don't really know that much just that you can buy vita blocks at you LFS they say they are good for fish.
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do you use flake food? look on the back.....most fish food contain vitamins

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Nope. I would perhaps consider it, if I bred expensive fish, only fed them home made food, and used extremely soft tap water. And even then I would have to think about it.

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I put a cheap multi vitamin caplet in my tank every once and a while. The fish seem to like it. They need vitamins just like we do. I know that the fish food already has vitamins in them but they all acted like it was a treat. I don't do it often. I don't want them to OD on them.
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Some large cichlid owners (Oscar owners in particular, to prevent Hole in the Head), soak pellet food in liquid vitamins to feed to their fish. They swear by it. I have never tried it with my cichlids, but I do feed them a large variety of foods, including fresh prawns and raw vegetables.
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