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Thread: Trying to get them to eat.
04-09-2013, 08:56 PM #1
Trying to get them to eat.
Well its now been 4 days since their arrival in their new tank and I have yet to see any of my apistos eat. They're still very skinny but they still seem sort of active however they like to spend the majority of their time in their clay pot caves. Due to this issue I've ordered brine shrimp eggs to start my own hatchery and hatch them live food and just now I put a large, 6 gallon bucket full of water, some leaves, and a few twigs, under a tree in my backyard so I can get some mosquitos breeding and see if my apistos will accept mosquito larvae.
Just wondering is their any other live foods that are easy to breed or buy online cheap that are quite small and can be fed to cichlid fry(my cichlids aren't fry, their juveniles, but their so tiny that they might as well be fry.) Also what is the nutritional value of mosquito larvae?? I don't really want to feed them something that won't really help them.
04-09-2013, 09:04 PM #2
04-09-2013, 09:15 PM #3
Nothing. Literally. The only LFS that are worth my time are the big box stores like Petco or Petsmart and they don't carry live food. I've tried frozen but they ignore it. They've never been fed food that wasn't live and their so young and so skinny that I can't continue to try getting them to eat pellets or frozen food..
The only good store I know is called Tropiquarium. I just emailed them asking if they sell live food, if so I could probably go tonight. I really don't know what to do. My brine shrimp eggs won't be here until the 16th at the latest, 11th at the earliest. And even if I do get them on the 11th it'll still take me a day or two to hatch the shrimp.
04-09-2013, 10:47 PM #4
I think you could send an email to the seller and ask for his advice. Tell him what you have tried so far. He may have an idea that would help.
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04-09-2013, 11:18 PM #5
I have :/ They only thing he told me was that he fed them live brine shrimp their whole lives, along with hikari something or other for when they were very tiny. He was a great seller, packaged his fish well, and emailed me back promptly, but with advice he was sort of useless.
04-09-2013, 11:22 PM #6
have you tried frozen foods? frozen brine shrimp should be readily available. if they eat the frozen you can beef it up with some vitachem. i love that stuff, my bush fish has improved so much on it its not even funny...KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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