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    0 Not allowed!
    Yeah, you need to get a good quality flake or two, and maybe some larger sinking pellets, they need some variety.
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    2 Not allowed!
    If a fish gets bored with what it is eating, then it is being fed too much. NLS pellets are a good all around food for the ram. Flakes can't compare to the amount of nutritional value in a pellet. Is the ram able to get at least 1 pellet? How long has it been has the ram eaten?

    I've had fish that wanted to be picky, but after 1 week of observing other fish devour the food quickly, they soon learned to follow suite and get what they can.

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    3 Not allowed!
    I have started to stick my hand in the tank and top some pellets in front of the ram, in the last couple days he has gotten at least a couple pellets a day. I think he is starting to figure it out!

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    That's so great! You'll notice how smart cichlids are. I took a quick vid especially for you :)



    Might as well post it.
    Rams might not barge in there and gobble up food like heavier eaters, but they will stealthily pick foods out of the substrate, it's just their way. I've had fish refuse NLS once, but I think she ate a rotten piece. I mixed the pellet in with other pellets she gathered in her mouth and she started eating NLS again.

    I feed my fish different quality pellet foods as a staple, the quality foods have all the vitamins fish need. You could feed them veg pellets once a week, but like you say, bloodworms are more of a treat. I go with names like NLS, North Fin, Hikari.

    I'm glad your ram is learning!! Didn't take long did it? Very cool.
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    1 Not allowed!
    Be be more specific about feeding.....

    My angelfish get NLS discus formula
    My rams get NLS cichlid formula
    They both get 1mm North Fin cichlid formula
    Hikari gold cichlid formula
    Omega one veggie pellets
    Hikari veggie pellets

    My tetras get omega one micro pellets
    And the veggie pellets periodically

    But really, who am I kidding, all the fish get all the food. Even my tetras will eat the 1mm pellets.

    For plecos-their own rotation of veggie based sinking rounds and veggies

    For growing and frequently spawning female fish, I feed NLS Grow formula as a staple, but still mixing it up.

    For small fry, I crush pellets. I feed small fry microworms too, but that's just because they are so young. As they grow, I crush the pellets into larger pieces.

    I recently found these Bug Bites made by Hagen. I read the ingredients and found it to be very high in protein and vitamins. I was surprised. It's very similar to the ingredients in Repashy's grub pie. The fish go crazy for these so I feed as I see a need.
    My fish also go crazy for Repashy foods, these are really high in vitamins, imo. But a pain to work with ime for the fish I keep. I roll them into small balls for my rams and angelfish.

    On a side note: If anyone can think of a better way to feed Repashy to my fish, let me know!

    And all the fish get a variety of frozen foods as a treat.
    Last edited by angelcraze2; 11-13-2016 at 06:02 PM.
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