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Thread: Diet??

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    So earlier this year I got my pair of Apistogrammas. Fortunately I got them to take pellet food and they're doing well. However they enjoy live food more. Do you guys know of any nice, small, lives foods you can buy? Or any really small pellet foods for carnivorous apistos that promotes rapid growth?? My apistos ARE growing, just sort of slowly. Is that normal?

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    Yes, and they stay small! I would go get some tiny meal worms meant for bream... chop in half and serve one for dinner a night.

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    Thankyou!! My male is barely 2 inches, and the female only an inch. The female is expected to double in size and the male is expected to grow another inch.. I don't believe they're even a year old yet. Does anyone know how long it takes them to reach full size?

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    1.5 years if fed 3x a day with high protien. Some are faster than others and some are runts... You can also culture microworms really easy and thats a great food.

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    I think I read on here somewhere that someone grows mosquito larvae?....where I live, especially this time of year, you can find those dang pests in any little puddle of standing water...

    My luck, I'd put them in my tank and the fish would ignore them, then I'd be swatting at the adults all night buzzing my head in bed...
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    You can also set a bucket of water outside and net mosquito larvae out of it a couple times a week. Great source of protein, it is free and your apistos will love it. You will just need one of those small nets with the fine mesh that they sell at all the fish stores.

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    YES....finally got my ninja skills out on someone, a MOD no less!!
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    Alright I'll try that. I've tried the past couple of weeks and all I got was a bucket full of algae and dead bugs.

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    I'd HAPPILY send all the mosquito larvae in my neighborhood to Carapar56 if I could!...free shipping!
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    Alright I'll try that. I've tried the past couple of weeks and all I got was a bucket full of algae and dead bugs.
    It would probably work best with rain water, if you could catch some the next time it rains up there.
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