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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:23 pm Post subject: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

 Guys,
 
 Any  vegetarian  food  can  be  made  for  discus  ,  because  no  BHM  or  freezed  blood  worms  in  my  house  ,  currently  i  am  feeding   them  with  freezed   dried  blood  worms  ,  is  it  good  if  i  continue  feeding  them  with  freezed   dried  blood  worms  ,  will  it  help  in  discus  growth  ,
 
 Thanks  in  advance
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:33 pm Post subject: Re: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

 You  can  go  with  dried  stuff  if  you  like,  but  takes  a  lot  more  time  to  grow  them  that  way.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:13 am Post subject: Re: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

 Research  has  shown  that  Discus  are  carnivorous,  hence  animal  heart  or  meat  is  suitable  for  discus.  
 
 If  Discus  is  carnivorous  then  why  Spinach,  grean  peas  ,  beans,  carrot,  Banana  ,  paprica  or  other  vegetables  or  fruits  are  recommended  by  expert  along  with  the  animal  heart.
 
 Spinach  contains  calcium  hence  good  for  discus  growth,  Carrot  contains  carotene,  and  Banana  also  contains  calcium.  Green  Vegetables  also  acts  as  mild  laxative  hence  good  for  discus.
 
 In  short  there  is  no  100%  vegetarian  foods  for  discus,  but  some  portion  of  green  vegetables  is  good  if  added  along  with  animal  heart  /  meat.
 
 If  you  are  100%  vegetarian  you  have  below  options  ,
 
 Tetra  bits  ,
 Hikari  Bio  Gold  ,
 Frozen  Artemia  ,
 Hikari  Frozen  Worms  ,
 Earthworms  ,
 
 Live  feed  like  tubiflex  &  Bloodworms  are  good  for  discus  growth  ,  but  since  it  comes  from  polluted  source  it  carries  parasites  which  are  dangerous  to  your  discus  ,  hence  better  stay  away  from  such  polluted  live  feed  .
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:36 pm Post subject: Re: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

 Hi,  As  suggested  by  Shiva,  I  am  now  culturing  earthworms  in  my  backyard.  Even  though  I  am  also  a  strict  veggie,  I  had  to  compromise  it  for  discus.  After  taking  out  one  or  two  I  wash  them  throughly  and  put  them  in  a  dry  paper  for  some  time.  They  excerete  and  all  the  mud  comes  and  they  are  ready  for  mincing.  That  is  the  most  dirty  part,  chopping  them  finely  to  fit  into  the  tiny  mouth  of  discus.  Despite  all  the  pain,  the  discus  like  them  and  devour  them  happily.  Why  dont  you  try  this
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:49 pm Post subject: Re: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

 venky  chainsaw  massacre....  Smile  
 I  used  to  do  the  same  for  feeding  fishes  in  the  three  cement  tanks  i  had  around  10-13  years  back.  was  a  kid  then  with  a  penchant  for  earthworm  blood  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:49 pm Post subject: Re: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

                                                   
mahadev_ambitionb  wrote  (View  Post):                
Guys,
 
 Any  vegetarian  food  can  be  made  for  discus  ,  because  no  BHM  or  freezed  blood  worms  in  my  house  ,  currently  i  am  feeding   them  with  freezed   dried  blood  worms  ,  is  it  good  if  i  continue  feeding  them  with  freezed   dried  blood  worms  ,  will  it  help  in  discus  growth  ,
 
 Thanks  in  advance                

 You  can  try  this  100%  VEGGY  recipe  posted  by  Nag.
 Growth  will  be  on  a  slower  side  compared  to  BHM  feed  but  good  option  for  vegetarians.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:18 am Post subject: Re: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

 Yogesh  I  remember  this  thread  which  was  started  in  2004  and  was  quite  a  controversial  one.  Wish  Madan  was  here  to  comment  on  this   ROFL  We  had  Discusrama  (EUCALYPTUS  OIL  )  then  with  his  famous  remedies.  I  agree  with  Shiva  that  DISCUS  being  carnivorous  the  dry  foods  are  the  only  options  left  with  you  for  healthy  growth  and  coloration  if  you  do  not  want  BHM.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:26 am Post subject: Re: Any vegeterian food for discus Reply with quote

                                                   
sunealm  wrote  (View  Post):                
Yogesh  I  remember  this  thread  which  was  started  in  2004  and  was  quite  a  controversial  one.  Wish  Madan  was  here  to  comment  on  this   ROFL  We  had  Discusrama  (EUCALYPTUS  OIL  )  then  with  his  famous  remedies.  I  agree  with  Shiva  that  DISCUS  being  carnivorous  the  dry  foods  are  the  only  options  left  with  you  for  healthy  growth  and  coloration  if  you  do  not  want  BHM.
 
                   Suneal  M                

 Hi  Suneal,
 
 I'm  not  aware  what  that  Eucalyptus  Oil  joke  was,  but  Page2  of  that  thread  is  really  controversial.   Sad  
 But  whatever  it  was,  Rama  had  some  beautiful  discus  with  him  (guess  he  had  his  hatchery  at  Ambernath).
 
 If  I  were  to  stay  away  from  Animal  Heart  or  commercial  food,  wouldn't  mind  giving  try  to  recipe  in  the  first  post.  No  wonder  Nag  named  it  as  100%  Vegetarian  Recipe.
 
 Though  I  personally  believe  there  is  no  alternative  to  animal  heart  for  cost  effectiveness  &  boosting  faster  growth,  also  carnivorous  taste  of  discus.
 There  are  some  exceptional  cases  where  some  hobbyists  have  raised  beautiful  discus  purely  on  live  bloodworms  but  that  is  something  not  to  be  set  as  an  example.  
 This  green  recipe  looks  like  low-risk  one  &  if  your  fish  is  used  to  animal  heart,  high  possibility  that  it  may  refuse  to  eat  it  either.  Chuckle
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