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Author Topic: Are fish picky eaters  (Read 2752 times)
jerryfox
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« on: March 28, 2014, 08:01:31 PM »

I am very curious are fish sometimes picky eaters? Or perhaps are they bored with the some foods over and over? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 08:17:12 AM »

It depends on the fish. When one sees a significant change in the behavior of fish, the first things to do are water quality tests and a water change, and work from there. Smiley Most fish aren't "picky".
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 09:13:29 AM »

Iv kept a good few picky eaters but they tend to be predatory fish/ nocturnal fish.....

Some examples are fire Eel, Bichir, brown knife fish and rope fish....

I spent months trying to get some of these fish to eat dry foods.... took me 5 months to get my fire eel off live foods!!

I currently have a bichir senegalus and he only eats live foods, liver/ bloodworms and beedheart. Iv been trying for 5 months to get him on various pellets... no luck, he wont even eat frozen fish. I can already see his health isn't the best because of his diet.  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 08:02:56 PM »

It depends on the fish. When one sees a significant change in the behavior of fish, the first things to do are water quality tests and a water change, and work from there. Smiley Most fish aren't "picky".
I do daily water changes and tests also. No problem with these. I recently changed the brand of food. That could be the reason also.Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 05:24:22 PM »

Jerry,

Here is a feeding habits presentation I gave back in Apr 2004 during a formal badmans chat session:

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/stories/chat/chat_4-30-04.html
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 08:23:59 PM »

Jerry,

Here is a feeding habits presentation I gave back in Apr 2004 during a formal badmans chat session:

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/stories/chat/chat_4-30-04.html
Really interesting material you give there. Fascinating indeed.Thanks
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