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Wheels on the Bus
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« on: January 27, 2014, 09:26:16 AM »

Post of the Week: Badman's Tropical Fish is proud to announce the formation of a new discussion board. "Feeding and Nutrition" can now be found on the main site directly under General Discussions. If you had the means and opportunity to raise your own fish food, what would you pick and why?

Wheels on the Bus: Well this was just a massively popular topic, wasn't it?  I'll transfer it over on next Monday anyway. If anyone has a suggestion for Post of the Week, just send me a dm or a pm respectively. Otherwise, you're stuck with whatever my brain comes up with....
 
MattTheMorrisSailor: Hey look, a post of the week - why didn't I notice that the other day. I intend to culture daphnia, and a couple of other livefoods for various sized mouths.
 
Konastargirl: Not sure really. Maybe brine shrimp??
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 09:20:57 PM »

I'd be interested in figuring out and balancing trace elements, micronutrients and plant-based proteins.  Things that could be added to staple diets to vary them and fill them out.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 10:57:28 PM »

I've cultured / raised several foods over the years some with more luck than others .
 I've done different microworms, blackworms, daphnia(Moina), green water(infusoria), snails, and shrimp.
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The one I continue to do the most is the microworms.
  they are all very rich foods so I use them for small fry .
Some of the live foods ( blackworms , snails , shrimp) were for puffers and Badis Badis .. Carnivorous fish that don't take commercial foods or are hard to adapt to commercial foods.

My other fish do get occasional treats of live foods .. but they are just treats .

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 01:22:59 PM »

I too culture microworms, mostly for fry.

I also culture white worms and grindal worms, mostly for various corydoras species.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 07:47:18 PM »

My cat brings me grasshoppers all summer long that keep my oscars happy.  Does that count?


I think I took this to the extreme when I cultured tilapia for human consumption.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 07:44:00 PM »

My cat brings me grasshoppers all summer long that keep my oscars happy.  Does that count?


I think I took this to the extreme when I cultured tilapia for human consumption.
This type of fish is favored quite a lot in the Philippines and is consumed daily here.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 08:51:03 PM »

I culture microworms (mostly for fry) and grindal and white worms, all of them because they're relatively easy to raise.
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