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  1. #1

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    May 2013
    Namibia, Africa

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    Default Feeding Schedule & Types of Veggies

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    Hi All!

    I have a 450L with:
    - 8 juvi Gold Severums (6 of them will be returned when I have a pair)
    - 5 juvi Clown Loaches
    - 6 Cardinals (will relocate when Severums get big)
    - 6 Rummynoses (same as above)
    - 3 Kuhli loaches (too few, I know)
    - 2 Lost Guppys... (They accidentally made it into the tank with the loaches)

    I have 2 questions:
    Firstly, Feeding Schedule:

    I would really like to give them a nice balanced diet, but the Severums should have more veggies and the Loaches more meat. I can't really separate them, so this is my feeding routine in a 3 day cycle:
    Day 1:
    Morning - Flakes for Community fish & Wafers for Bottom feeding omnivores, and a vegetable.
    Night - Flakes & Wafers, and I remove the veggie.
    Day 2:
    Morning - Flakes & Wafers only.
    Night - Flakes & Wafers and frozen food.
    Day 3:
    Morning - Flakes & Wafers only.
    Night - Flakes & Wafers only.

    Veggies include: cucumber, zucchini, banana, melon, watermelon, peas, beans.
    Frozen food include: Artemia, small bloodworms, large bloodworms, Daphnia and Mysis.

    My question is: Is my feeding schedule good or do I need to change it? For example: Am I feeding them too much of one thing or too little of the other or Should I limit the veggies and frozen food to once a week, etc?

    Secondly, Types of Veggies

    Are there any veggies or fruits that should never go into the tank? If I for example use avocado in the house, or I am eating grapes, can I give them a taste or rather steer clear? I can imagine that too much fruit could cause a too high sugar intake, so I would limit the fruits in comparison with the veggies, but is there anything that would harm them?

    Thank you very much for your knowledge!

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    I also would love to know if there's any vegetables or fruits I should stay away from as food for my fish. I always get a few celery sticks (in a sandwich bag, sealed) with my pizza & wing order and they typically just go into the trash as no one in my house wants to eat them. Would be nice if I can give them to my fish.
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    Saskatchewan, Canada

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    I've never really tried many fruits, other than watermelon and strawberries.

    I have had great success will all types of leafy veggies, along with cucumbers, zucchini and peas.

    I could not see a problem with the celery sticks, but I would be a little leery of fruits tho. However, I have never actually tried or looked into feeding other fruits besides watermelon and strawberries.
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