Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:28 pm Post subject: HELP P. scalare not eating
Yesterday i bought a pair of small angels(P. scalare) about 1" in length.
They were the most active ones in the LFS tank.
They are not eating regular pellets which other fishes eat.
I noticed that they were trying to eat leaves from Cabomba plant which is there in their tank.(i think its weird as they are carnivores)
They are housed in a 15gal established tank with a sponge filter.
Any suggestions regarding feeding them?
Last edited by tejjammy on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:03 pm; edited 1 time in total
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:23 pm Post subject: Re: HELP P. scalare not eating
I went to the LFS from where i bought them.
They were feeding freeze dried tubifex worms so i too bought a packet of same and they are instantly eating it. Im happy and so are they!!
Any idea how to break them off this habit and feed something else??
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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:41 pm Post subject: Re: HELP P. scalare not eating
If a fish is fed regularly a single type of food, sometimes it fails to recognise other item as food.
Give them their preferred food once a day, and second time give them your regular feed.
Over a period of time they will start to accept other items as food.
Give them a varied diet over a period of time.
I always vary diet of my fish on a daily basis, I have 2-3 open tins running at a time.
When they get empty I always change the brand, the only feed that remains constant for me is Tetra bits, which is given once a day, second time, and they are always given different food.
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