5 years ago#1
wooex
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Hey
I would like to ask you guys what else i could give to my neon tetras to eat other than fish flakes?
Thanx again!

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5 years ago#2
Fishycrackerz
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Lots of food are on the market. Many fish seem to just go crazy to eat any frozen food such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, and spirulina. Live foods are also good but you should make your own batch since your fish might catch a disease from the live foods. Make sure you thaw the frozen foods first before you feed the fish.

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5 years ago#3
phoenixflames
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Very true but be carefull with frozen food. My fry got ich that way. But it also boost their groth and colors. There's some pellets made for "neon tetras" but really all fish eat them. Its fun to watch besause the pellets are to big for them and they don't want other fish taking them away, so my neons bite a pellet and swim off with it in front of their mouths. They then spit it and take little bites fighting against gravity as they make it small enough. Its fun to watch them all scather with them.

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5 years ago#4
wooex
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Thank you so much,i will try the brine shrimp!
I just read it somewhere,neon's are love brine shrimp,i hope they do

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5 years ago#5
wooex
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Thank you,i will try the pallets too,i just wanna feed them with other then flakes.

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5 years ago#6
johnarthur
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Frozen brine shrimp come in two sizes: baby and adult. The neons can handle the adult brine shrimp.

About the fry getting ich, it's a parasite. The frozen foods sold by Hikari and others are pretty safe. My guess is the ich had to do with some over feeding unless you got a really bad batch. If you order from one of the on line stores, you can be fairly sure it hasn't sat in a freezer for a few years or been thawed out and refrozen. Of course they charge about $25 to ship the stuff in an insulated pack with ice. The price is low enough, compared to local sources, that you don't have to buy much to pay for the shipping.

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5 years ago#7
Fishycrackerz
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i only use Hikari brand for all my frozen food needs. I never heard of fish getting ich from frozen food. Plus wouldn't the parasites have died if they were frozen or were they in some kind of state of suspended animation?

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5 years ago#8
johnarthur
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I agree with you about Hikari. Freezing may kill parasite eggs, but it does not kill spoilage cooties; it just slows them down a bunch. The same is true of canned foods.

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5 years ago#9
phoenixflames
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Well as for the ick goes, I don't know for sure if that caused it, but since they were fry that's all I was feeding them, and waterchanges were the same and I didn't change anything in my rutine, they were great one day had some the next and a few days latter infested, without any changes. Water lvs were all normal so I don't know,... but then again I keep using them and so far no other problems, so I really don't know, it came to that or a random stroke of luck.

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5 years ago#10
fishfan
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Do you feed your fish in the morning and in the
evening? I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I'm
just asking. If your fish tank is low on water and
you go to fill it up and the tank is filthy, you
may want to start feeding the fish once a day.
Probably in the noon. I had to clean my fish
tank a lot because I was over feeding them.
But ever since I started feeding them once a day,
the filthiness has gone down. It may be hard for the fish at first, since it's a brand new lifestyle,
but they'll get used to it pretty soon. Also, make
sure that your fish finish eating in 5 minutes
or less. If it takes them over 5 minutes, you're
probably over feeding them.

Just some tips I learned.

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3 years ago#11
Ru
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Do you ever hang a little piece of meat or fish using a thread for fish to munch on and take it out in a few hours later so ammonia will not build up?

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1 year ago#12
la la la
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hi i have a school of neon tetras and many other fish but whenever i feed them the tetras dont seem to get any food because they hang out in the middle or bottom of the tank and it takes them to long to get to the surface while a feed and the others take the food
pls help

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1 year ago#13
hannaprodiscus
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finely growned egg yolk...high in protein and nutrients

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1 year ago#14
Lithia
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Just a quick FYI, in the upper right hand corner of every post is the time it was last added to. If you post to old threads like this, then genuine questions posted lately get buried under them, making it hard to help people with genuine new questions and concerns.


Oh, and Welcome to Mac! I used to get sucked into answering old posts.

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5 months ago#15
russell
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ich can survive the freezing. In fact, my loaches got ich from the san Francisco bay brand. I only buy Hikari now

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5 months ago#16
Heatherglo
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I prefer the crisps to flakes they dont break as easily they stay at the too longer too, while my more dominant attack the top a few slowly drft to my purple "princess" i hate omega one freeze dried brine shrimp, stuck with a whole bottle now, one pinch what a mess!! They loved it but this particular form i think is awful i threw it out.

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