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11-19-2012, 08:32 PM #11
If no other fish will touch the leaf, the SD's won't know that it is food. It might as well be a plastic ornament to them.
My SD's won't touch any lettuce leaves, but they will eat shelled peas. They will also eat the frozen San Francisco Bay Emerald Entree. I defrost it in a container and put parts of the cube in. It literally explodes as the SD's and other fish start to eat it.
Contains water, brine shrimp, mysis, krill, plankton, spinach, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, spirulina algae, menhaden oil...
11-19-2012, 08:38 PM #12
BP's can be pretty timid especially with newly added tank mates. I think they might just need a little time to acclimate to their new tank mates and once they get a little bigger they should be back to their normal selves. I also think taking away the blood worms is good food for thought (pun intended ). It makes sense to get them on your "staple" food, before giving treats. The SD's will make good tank mates for the BP's and they will come around to what you're feeding them... It's like what my wife says about the kids all the time "They'll eat it if their hungry enough", LOL. And I must add she's always right!
I'm starting to think I need a BP/SD tank, hmmmmm55 Gal- Fluval 305 & Aqua Clear 70;
2 Gold Veil Angels, 1 GBR, 1 Gold Nugget Pleco, and 11 pesky Zebra Danio's.
11-19-2012, 10:20 PM #13
0Originally Posted by Rocksor
Had an opportunity to stop at a petco today (before I saw this note). got some veggie pellets that specifically say for SD (among others) and some seaweed sheets that again, say they are for Reef and FW fish - specifically listing SD's. Have some hanging on veggie clips and so far NONE of the other fish are interested in them. Curious but leaving them alone. I'm hoping maybe the SD's will find them and give them a go ... or maybe they'll ignore them too.
thanks so much for all your insights. I'm hoping I can hit on something soon. Know they won't starve in just a few days but am very eager to get them into a routine so they don't get weak and possibly sick.
11-19-2012, 10:25 PM #14
0Originally Posted by C-Dub
thanks again guys
Last edited by fishmommie; 11-19-2012 at 10:29 PM.
11-20-2012, 01:07 PM #15
Well, SOMEbody ate most of the lettuce leave last night. Since it seems to be the ONLY thing the BP's won't touch, I have to believe it was the SD's.
I hung a new leafe for them today + fresh cucs and zuchinni and some seaweed sheets. It looks like a produce market in there
Fingers crossed they are starting to feel more comfortable...
thanks again, every one, for your help and suggestions.
11-20-2012, 01:46 PM #16
0Originally Posted by Rocksor
I have to agree with Rocksor on a couple of points. Cindy, I agree that you should find a staple flake or pellet that everyone will eat and stick to that for a month. I feed ALL of my fish a combination of NLS Marine fish Formula 1mm pellets and NLS small fish formula. That is all I feed for staple. I'm NOT trying to promote NLS, point is find a staple food that everyone will eat whether it be flakes or pellets. It's not necessary to turn this into an A Vs. B tropical fish staple food thread.
The staple food is all your should feed for around a month.
11-20-2012, 02:19 PM #17
11-20-2012, 02:53 PM #18
0Originally Posted by Taurus
My staple food in the 90 is Omega 1 small sinking cichlid pellets and spirulina flakes. Neither have much veggie matter and the SD's ignore them.
If I stayed with those two and added the fresh veggies and the Veggie rounds (which are sinking pellets just for SD) that should work???
11-20-2012, 03:15 PM #19
0Originally Posted by fishmommie
My Vet told me not to use dog food or fish food with ethoxyquin in it. He should know as he did his residency at various fish farms in Florida and he is a consultant to the National Fish Hatchery system. Other opinions vary. I don't think it would be a problem to use up the Omega One that you have on hand and then switch to Aqueon, NLS, or other brands that do not use ethoxyquin.
Again, it's my personal opinion that ethoxyquin is not a good thing to be in pet foods. Your opinions may very and I accept that.
Last edited by Taurus; 11-20-2012 at 03:19 PM.
11-20-2012, 03:38 PM #20
have no idea what ethoxyquin is but I'll take your word for it. when the omega is gone I'll go with something else.