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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:08 am 
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Hi there,
I just won some young rainbows at the NH auction Sunday and they are only eating live bbs. I really don't want to keep up with live bbs after my angel fry grow more... any suggestions?

I have tried 4 different quality flakes, some tetra crisps, frozen blood worms, shrimp pellets, freeze-dried tubifex.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:28 am 
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Hi,
How about mixing thawed bbs, daphnia, or cyclopeeze (great for color) in with their live bbs for a few days, then once they are happily accepting the frozen food, wean them off of the live bbs ?

If they're really small they may just not be ready for frozen bloodworms or adult artemia.

I've also had good luck with some of the "shaker" foods from Haifeng (such as their AquaMagic "small pellet" food - a very fine pellet)
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or the Super Color crumble from Kensfish - which I'm feeding almost all of my smaller fish now:
http://www.kensfish.com/kenscrumble.html (first food at the top of the page)

Just how small are they ?
I got some a few years ago from Bryan N. that were less than 1", but I don't remember having any problems getting them to eat (and eat and eat ! )

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:11 pm 
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Thanks Rich,
I'll try some of those suggestions. I even tried live daphnia. Their bodies are slender and the two smaller ones are about 1.5 inches incl. tails, and the larger one is about 2 inches incl. tail. They are in with 20 (unexpected/unwanted) ameca splenden fry so when I feed the fry bbs they get lots of it. Just doesn't seem like enough for the larger one. When I put in the flake, it races for it and spits it out.

I'll order some crumbles and see how that goes.


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Have you had any experience with keeping just 3 rainbowfish? Or 3 or so rainbowfish in a 55 gallon with 5 or 6 adult angelfish (and 3 botia striatas, cories and b.n. plecos)?

I keep reading conflicting things about boesemani rainbows with angelfish.... some say good others say the rainbows feed too fast or are too active....

-Thanks.


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Actually - I just realized I was reading bosmani and thinking "praecox"
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It was wee little praecox I had gotten from Bryan.

However, that being said - I never met a bosmani that didn't love food. Its funny that those are being so finicky. And they're bigger than I thought - I was thinking they were less than an inch, at that bigger size they should be happy with bloodworms, adult brine, mysids, flake, you name it...

I haven't tried bosmani's with angels - but I have had other rainbows with angels in a 55g with no problems (the rainbows made good dither fish).

I like to keep bigger shoals of rainbows (6 or more) but you can always start with 3 and add more as you go...

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Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
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If you are going with food from ken's fish, I'd suggest the golden pearls. They are the best fry food and are more nutritious than bbs.

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what I like about golden pearls is that they are more nutritious than bbs and they have tiny air pockets that keep the feed particles in the water column, not on the bottom of the tank, so that they mimic live brine shrimp nauplii.

baby fish are so finicky about what they eat, especially when you breed discus this product has really saved me a ton of time in the past couple of months by not having to hatch bbs every couple of days. IMO its the best non live fry food i know of to date

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