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Thread: Safe Arowana starvation.
10-15-2012, 11:09 AM #1
Safe Arowana starvation.
Well my LFS was feeding live fish to my Silver Arowana when I bought him and hence I have been doing the same and it has been around 4 months since I got him.
He has been on a diet of Mollies mostly and goldfish occasionally.
I know feeder fish might carry a host of infection but I had no choice as he wasn't accepting any other diet other than live fish.
I tried feeding him freeze dried prawns but he used to spit it out.
Of course keeping in mind of a balanced and nutritious diet, I have decided to feed him Hikari foodsticks.
So would my Carnivore who has been strictly on a diet of live food for a year at the LFS and 4 months with me since I bought him accept foodsticks ?
I know it will take time for him to adjust to the new diet.
My LFS said they mostly accept foodsticks after 3 days of starvation.
Assuming he doesn't eat after 3 days, what is the safest amount of time an Aro can starve. A week , 3 weeks, a Month?
He's 11 inches right now, I fed him last yesterday and will be getting Foodsticks today.
Any advise would be great