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Author Topic: Introducing new food to your fish.  (Read 4034 times)
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« on: February 01, 2014, 08:15:14 PM »

When changing brands of fish food do you do this gradually and or just give them the new food?
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 08:59:12 PM »

I just usually just offer it to them .. Sometimes it takes them a few days to get used to the new food.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 10:12:28 PM »

There are feeding cues (stimuli) that fish adapt when identifying, obtaining and eating. If the new food can come close to duplicating this, then there should be no problem.

Here is a link to an old chat presentation about fish feeding habits:

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/stories/chat/chat_4-30-04.html
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 08:37:24 PM »

I just usually just offer it to them .. Sometimes it takes them a few days to get used to the new food.

Thanks I will take your advice and do this. happy
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 08:08:45 AM »

I have just offered the new food. Sometimes you have a picky eater or two who refuses to make the switch, but if they are hungry enough, they are eventually going to switch over without much issue. I have yet to find a fish that refuses to switch over altogether (knocking on wood here I suppose)
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