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12-02-2013, 02:29 PM #1Member Platy
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- May 2013
- Namibia, Africa
Feeding Schedule & Types of Veggies
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:
Morning - Flakes for Community fish & Wafers for Bottom feeding omnivores, and a vegetable.
Night - Flakes & Wafers, and I remove the veggie.
Morning - Flakes & Wafers only.
Night - Flakes & Wafers and frozen food.
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!
12-06-2013, 05:35 PM #2
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.25 Gal - Tropical
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12-07-2013, 01:02 PM #3
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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