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I thought we might compile our favorite tricks in regards to feeding here.

 

For example:

 

I like to feed my fish slower-digesting foods as the last meal of the day so that they have all night to digest them without interruption. (I.e. animal-based foods and/or pellets)

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I feed mine like I feed myself...Carbs early in the day and protein at night :rofl

 

Morning - Comprehensive - Sinking Pellets (NLS Thera-A or Hikari Lionhead)

Midday - Aquatic veggie - Repashy Super Green

Evening - Protein - SFB Frozen Bloodworms

 

One thing you'll notice is that I feed FBW as a staple not an occasional treat.  I also prefer to feed them aquatic vegetation rather than terrestrial veggies.  This meal plan has yielded the best results for my fish with regards to health, growth, development and buoyancy.

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Breakfast - Hikari Lionhead pellets

Lunch - Saki Hikari pellets

Dinner - Repashy soilent green plus a cube of FBW every other day.

Also peas and leafy veg on a veggie clip are thrown in there whenever there's any going spare. Spinach is their fave :)

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Oh and they love the shrimp pellets from the Goldfish Connection, but they're quite big pellets so I just throw a couple in every now and then as a treat. I've got a massive bag so it should last a while... but I am worried that the piggies might start a riot when I run out and can't get any more! :lol

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Oh and they love the shrimp pellets from the Goldfish Connection, but they're quite big pellets so I just throw a couple in every now and then as a treat. I've got a massive bag so it should last a while... but I am worried that the piggies might start a riot when I run out and can't get any more! :lol

 

Oh and they love the shrimp pellets from the Goldfish Connection, but they're quite big pellets so I just throw a couple in every now and then as a treat. I've got a massive bag so it should last a while... but I am worried that the piggies might start a riot when I run out and can't get any more! :lol

I think Omega One makes a decent Shrimp Pellet :)

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I feed mine like I feed myself...Carbs early in the day and protein at night :rofl

 

Morning - Comprehensive - Sinking Pellets (NLS Thera-A or Hikari Lionhead)

Midday - Aquatic veggie - Repashy Super Green

Evening - Protein - SFB Frozen Bloodworms

 

One thing you'll notice is that I feed FBW as a staple not an occasional treat.  I also prefer to feed them aquatic vegetation rather than terrestrial veggies.  This meal plan has yielded the best results for my fish with regards to health, growth, development and buoyancy.

I whole-heartedly agree with this method. DOWN WITH PEAS!  :thumbdown And up with daily FBW! 

 

:teehee

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I focus on aquatic based foods (minimal or ZERO wheat, rice, bran, soy, etc.) and I also make my gel food, there's no recipe. :D

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Some impassioned opinions here. I'm still just learning  :blush:  

 

I have a pond, and since our temp/air/water gets A LOT colder at night (max diurnal fluctuation here in Santa Rosa) I don't feed the slower digesting high-protein stuff late, as that is when their metabolism is slowing down for the evening.

 

I agree that keeping the food aquatic is best: Agar, nori, bonito, blood worms, brine shimp, krill.  I supplement Omega 3 & 9 fish oil as an ingredient in their home-made gel food.

 

However my guys are in a pond, and get PLENTY of natural midges, mosquito larvae, etc. (heh - that's their JOB!)   So my homemade food emphasizes non protein supplements and vitamins that might otherwise be lacking: I prefer edamame to peas (lower sugar, from what I've gathered) and wheat germ in the spring.

 

I drop food in slowly with mandatory "chew time" to avoid the feeding frenzy. And I really try to break up the gel pieces into tiny seed-size bits, because agar can be hard to chew if you use too much, so can krill. Soak everything well. 

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