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Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:17 pm Post subject: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 Hi  All,
 
 I  feed  my  4  inch  flowerhorn  twice  daily  with  humpy  head  and  chingmix,
 As  it  is  a  high  protein  food  do  I  have  to  keep  my  FH  on  a  fast  for  one  day  in  a  week?????????  does  keeping  him  on  fast  for  one  day  in  a  week  improves  his  apetite??????????
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:30 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 In  nature,  fishes's  may  go  weeks  on  without  any  food.Fasting  definetely  improves  ones  appetite,  but   frankly  speaking,  i  wouldn't  want  miy  ones  to  go  without  food  even  for  a  day.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:33 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 i  am  a  FH  keeper  
 
 well  fasting  a  day  in  a  week  is  good  reducing  unwanted  fats  and  full  utilisation  of  pontential  inside  them  
 
 what  is  the  size  of  your  FH  ??  
 
 well  remember  these  kind  of  food  regiem  or  schedule  should  be  applied  from  juvilien  or  yonger  stage  
 
 FH  are  good  in  memory  and  has  some  6th  sense  (  sometimes)  i  had  a  6  ince  ed  dragon  whic  i  wanted  to  apply  on  the  fasting  method  
 
 so  whenever  i  used  to  fast  it  it  used  to  jump   banging  the  hood  at  certain  time
 
 it  approximately  jumps   at  the  time  when  i  normally   used  to  feed  him  .......  may  be  kind  of  magic  
 but  due  to  his  head  banging  jumps  i  dint  want  him  to  fast  .........  so  it  is  hard  to  apply  fastingschedle  on  a  mature  stage  of  fish  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:59 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 My  flowerhorn  is  about  4  inches  and  it  is  a  red  dragon.
 I  thaught  of  fasting  my  flowerhorn  one  day  in  a  week  is  because  the  food  that  we  feed  is  high  in  protein  which  will  affect  the  fish  digestive  system  and  also  will  cause  to  some  diseases  if  there  is  any  undigested  food.............please  let  me  know  if  my  idea  is  good  or  should  i  continue  feeding  every  day..?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:10 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 this  is  the  stage  of  maturity  
 
 just  fast  it  one  day  in  a  week  and  see  the  reactions  on  that  day  .....................  i  hope  the  fasting  schedule  will  suit  him  
 
 you  are  feeding  only  chingmix  and  humpy  head  ....  its  good  but  you  can  add  more  varied  diet  like  weakly  shrimp  /  prawn  .....i  have  used  chingmix  ,  grandumo,  humpy  head  ,  ever  red  ,  super  red  syn,  starry  and  VIKING  
 
 my  best  suggestin  viking  flowerhorn  products  are  really  good  in  all  aspects  
 
 viking  pellet  has  a  bit  more  quantity  of   fats  .........  protein  is  just  good  for  increasing  kok  growth  .......  viking  provides  over  all  body  balance  just  like  chingmix  and  its  also  cheap  compared  to  humpy  head  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:12 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 Thanks  guys  for  all  your  posts...I  will  follow  the  steps  you  guys  suggested  me  and  buy  more  variety  of  food  for  my  FH.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:16 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi,
 
 My  flowerhorn  is  about  4  inches  and  it  is  a  red  dragon.
 I  thaught  of  fasting  my  flowerhorn  one  day  in  a  week  is  because  the  food  that  we  feed  is  high  in  protein  which  will  affect  the  fish  digestive  system  and  also  will  cause  to  some  diseases  if  there  is  any  undigested  food.............please  let  me  know  if  my  idea  is  good  or  should  i  continue  feeding  every  day..?                

 
 I  lost  my  RTC  after  a  year  due  to  a  high  protein  diet  which  consisted  only  of  liver  and  nothing  else.He  was  fed  everyday.I  guess  then  fasting  him  for  a  day  would  be  fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:51 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 Fasting  idea  seems  to  be  fine  wid  fh.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:13 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 Rajshekar  even  i  am  feeding  My  FH  3  times  a  day  ,  chingmix,  shrimps,  sumored,  humpy  head  But  sunday  is  off  for  my  FH  ,  Dont  worry  he  will  be  active  even  on  fasting  i  am  following  the  same  schedule  from  last  6  months  as  if  now  he  is  8.5-9  inch   so  go  on  starve  him  for  a  day
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:07 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 Fasting  a  day  is  good..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:58 pm Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 Digging  out  old  posts  eh?
 
 Here's  my  take  on  fasting  and  changes  in  feeding  according  to  the  growth  stage.
 
 Fasting  fish  during  the  growth  phase  is  not  recommended  by  me.
 It  is  wiser  to  add  fibre  rich  feed  to  the  existing  regimen  rather  than  fasting.  Hikari  offers  a  wide  range  of  fibre  rich  feed  for  cichlids.
 Once  the  flowerhorn  reaches  around  8  to  10  inches  and  its  growth  slows  down,  the  feeding  must  be  marginally  reduced  in  both  quantity  and  frequency.
 The  alternatives  to  normal  frequency  voracious  feeding  at  this  stage  are:
 1)  Once/Twice  a  day  feeding  7  days  a  week.
 2)  Normal  frequency  5  days  a  week  with  48  hour  continuous  fasting.
 3)  Normal  frequency  on  alternate  days.
 (  *  Normal  Frequency  =  Same  frequency  as  in  the  growth  phase.  It  varies  with  every  fish  and  owner.  It  is  what  the  individual  fish  is  used  to.  )
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:32 am Post subject: Re: Food (keeping FH on fast) - Flowerhorn Reply with quote

 My  friend  is  keeping  his  fh  on  a  fast  once  in  a  week  and  the  growth  and  shape  of  the  Fh  is  really  good.
 
 Thnaks
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