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  1. #61

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    As for food; variety is always good. I had typed up a list of my stuff-but couldn't find it, let me try to remember everything again:

    Processed fish foods:
    New Life Spectrum algae wafers and community pellets (very small)
    Elive Fusion flakes (come in blood worm, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and spinach-spirullina)
    Northfin micro-pellets
    High protien fine fish micro pellet-I forget the brand
    Ken's fish sticks (variety from shrimp to spirulina to vegetable, I have the variety sticks and the calcium veggie sticks); his flake or processed pellets have some ingredients I prefer not to feed the fish too often-the sticks do not have these.
    Sera O-nips (have some of the bad ingredients so the fish get this once a month)

    Frozen Foods
    I feed Hikarii, San Fransisco or Omega One brands:
    brine shrimp
    baby brine shrimp
    bloodworms (regular and mini if I can find them)
    mysis shrimp
    cyclops
    rotifers
    daphnia
    gammarus/scuds
    squid (processed for fish)
    regular size shrimp (for human consumption)

    Fresh Foods (mainly for the plecos but the bottom feeders, amano shrimp, and gourami all like to nibble too, the tetras do a bit as well)
    cantelope
    watermelon
    papaya
    Asian sweet potatoes
    summer yellow and green squash
    opo Asian squash (its very bouyant)
    Winter squash (acorn, butternut, turban, delicata, pumpkin, Hubbard, etc.
    Hulled defrosted frozen peas
    Cucumbers on occasion

    You can also feed green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts (froze and defrosted or blanched)

    Live Foods
    Have a culture of white worms that are given in moderation and in addition to other foods 3-5 days a week, mainly to our bettas and puffer.
    when we find some we give them; fresh brine shrimp, blackworms (which will live in your tanks if not eaten-not a bad thing unless they gunk up your canister filter), live daphnia, small earthworms and the dwarf puffer gets pest snails.

    Gel Food
    Repashy gel food in:
    Grub Pie
    Bottom Scratcher
    Morning Wood
    Shrimp Souffle
    Super Green

    I add freeze dried brine shrimp, freeze dried garlic, peas and seaweed as well as spirullina powder, Vita Drops, and Montmorillonite Clay to these foods.

    I also have a couple other foods for my shrimp...they get a variety of foods every day. Typically this is how I feed my 75 gallon-but its because its convenient for me:

    Mon-Friday is usually some of the fine powdered foods for my top feeders (tetra, rasbora, gourami- I made a mix with the processed foods above in my food grinder just for fish) along with some Kens sticks and a couple algae wafers for my kuhli, dojo, cory plecos and shrimp/snail in the morning.

    Sometimes I will not feed in the morning so the evening prior to lights out I will take 1-2 baby brine shrimp cubes, 1 daphnia cube, 1 rotifer cube, 1 cyclops cube and 1 or 2 of either brine shrimp/mysis shrimp or squid cubes and 1 cube of bloodworms. I defrost it in tank water (in a small bowl) and then will disperse over a period of time throughout the tank.

    The tank usually gets frozen foods 1-2 times a week

    The other nights I will add my frozen repashy food cubes or strips at night in lieu of the frozen. I add it at night because my plecos feel more comfortable eating then, as do some of the loaches. These can be added slightly or fully defrosted-they are small so it doesn't take long to defrost.

    The weekends is usually when I add fresh foods and this is because I can monitor it in the tank-since I am home and not working. Small slices of melons stay in overnight, or a small zucchini or yellow squash are usually eaten up overnight. Something like sweet potato can be in for 24-36 hours-its loved my my plecos and amano shrimp. The opo summer squash i a favorite of my plecos, and the papaya is something I don't leave in more than 12 hours. You can feed cucumbers-lots of fish and shrimp love it and that shouldn't be in more than 12 hours too. Just keep in mind its not nutritionally dense, but if you have a fat fish that wants to eat its a good diet food.
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    I'm planning to set up a new 55-gallon tank so what kind of filter should I use?

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