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03-23-2012, 04:56 AM #1
JD's eating habits
Both of them used to eat flakes like there was no tomorrow. Now they seem to want nothing to do with them. I've tried another brand but no luck. They still eat the shrimp pellets and anything frozen I put in. I have never been able to get them to eat pellets other than the shrimp pellets, and I have tried 3 different brands and sizes. I have always fed them a varied diet so that is why I don't understand the flake thing. If anyone could give me some suggestions of higher protein foods to try, that would be very much appreciated. The shrimp pellets are high in protein but not as high as the flakes and I would really like to get them eating more protein again.
Last edited by twisted01976; 03-23-2012 at 04:58 AM.
03-24-2012, 03:48 AM #2
They can just be finicky that way. My Jack eats floating pellets but he can't resist the slow sinking wafers I feed the pleco. You should try some large sinking pellets by New life Spectrum or Hikari. Maybe that will do the trick and improve their nutrition.
03-24-2012, 04:38 AM #3
I can't find any sinking pellets around here. It's like none of the stores in this area know there is such a thing as sinking pellets. One store has containers of a mix of sinking and floating but if I put 20 in the tank maybe 1 would sink, what waste of money that was. I did find something tonight that they just devoured. It has been raining so when I got home from work I grabed a couple nightcrawlers out of the yard. It was like they were eating the greatest thing ever. At least I now have something else I know they will gladly eat.
03-24-2012, 04:43 AM #4
Have you tried Krill and Blood worms
these are also rich in protiens
IDK about JD's but my OSCARS are crazy for it"-- Journey of million miles beginís with a single step.......... "
132 US Gallons artificially planted
Guppies for my Oscars as a treat.
03-24-2012, 05:06 AM #5
The frozen and freeze dried stuff doesn't tend to be that high in protein. The prepared foods are usually the higher protein food. They will eat any frozen foods that I put in and I have a large variety of it. I had thought about getting some sticks but once again no sinking only floating.