New Life Spectrum: Month 1 of 4
I've decided to use the NLS Large cichlid pellets exclusively for 4 months like Fishguy and other people have recommended. I would like to give a Month by Month (with pictures) write up, how the NLS food is working for my Tiger Oscar. Ill go through each month with a picture to see how much coloration, growth, and overall health and nutrition my fish is getting from the NLS product. I hope to see great results and hopefully people can see it as well and give it a try. The 4 months will be June 1st- October 1st 2008.. My oscar ate his first NLS pellets today. Wish me, and my oscar luck!
June 1st 2008 Month 1: 2" Tiger Oscar, just getting his first NLS pellets.
Next Picture will be on July 1st 2008
Last edited by Soxfan18; 06-02-2008 at 01:34 AM.
He already looks great even now!!
Can i just add something.
Yes, it is true that diet of a fish do play a significant role in maintaining fish health, thus colouration. But it all comes down to the care level you give to your fish. Changing water, appropriate sized tank, decoration, filtration, etc will add up more significantly than just the food itself. It's just a side note for people not to rely heavily on quality food just to maintain fish health. Not directing this comment to anyone, just wanted it as a reminder
40 Gallon (AC110, AC70, AC20 & a sponge filter):
1x female betta
1x Albino BN
2x Albino corydoras
3x Panda corydoras
3x Dwarf gourami (powder-blue var)
1x Male A.Cacatoides
2x unsexed juvie A.Aggassizi
2x unsexed juvie A.Borelli
3x Peacock gudgeon (1m, 2f)
6x North Australian Chameleon Shrimps (Cardina sp?)
20+ Cherry shrimps
Thank you for the comments, he is a cool oscar ;). And yes..I agree, and I make sure my water is perfect. Right now my water parameters are all 0 except nitrates, and that's between 10-20ppm right at the moment until my next water change. And Please, I'd like to keep this a non-debate with other foods. This is Strictly for the NLS product (I'm using the Large Cichlid sinking pellets), and I'd like to keep it that way. I want to give the NLS a good chance and see how my fish does on it.
Last edited by Soxfan18; 06-02-2008 at 01:40 AM.
That is true. You can have $1,000 in filters and feed the best stuff, if you don't do water changes you wasted it all. Many people like to lean back and rely on their canisters (people tend to be especially lazy about canisters) and overlook the need and power water changes have.
What is the water change schedule going to be?
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Water change schedule will be once a week 30%, for now since hes like 2". When he gets to 5" ill slowly get up to 40% once a week. Then at adult size I will go from 40- 45 or 50% weekly.
I am about mid-week of my first week on NLS -- I am using the small sinking cichlid pellets. My guys and gals just love it!! They go nuts when they see me approach -- more so then before!!
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Cool, I'll be following this. What size tank?
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If possible lets get an upclose pic. Makes his colors easier to distinguish
Having read that about water changes, filtration etc, to get a true result here, it would also be important all these stay as they have been in the past, or it is not truely going to tell you if it is the food or other changes you have made.