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New food for BIG loaches

Post by Emma Turner » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:03 pm

I just tried some of these out in the clown loach tank. Needless to say they are going down well and there is a right load of argy bargy going on! I would get pics but the lights are off on the tank, as are most of the room lights.

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These will have to be a 'little and often' treat though, because the price tag is astronomical! Definitely worth trying if you have any big fish though.

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Post by Martin Thoene » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:29 pm

Aren't those just mega-sized Sinking Carnivour Pellets? Clowns go totally apeshit for them and yes, they ALWAYS end up fighting over them. Never fails.

I get them in packages made from bulk bags from the best fish shop in Toronto. Still expensive, but way cheaper than the Hikari packaged ones.

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Post by Emma Turner » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:37 pm

I will have to compare the ingredients of the two packets to see if they are the same but bigger. Marge & Stripes went particularly mad for them, taking them away from any of the smaller loaches that had grabbed one and taken it to what they thought was a safe place to eat it! :lol:
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Post by Emma Turner » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:03 pm

I think you are right, Martin. The only difference I see in the ingredients list is that the Sinking Carnivore pellets have aluminium hydroxide in them, whereas the Massivore do not ( :?: ).

Here is a size comparison:

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Post by Martin Thoene » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:20 pm

Q. How do I go bankrupt?

A. Feed these to your Redtailed Catfish.

Q.How do I make Mr. Hikari very rich?

A. Tell all your friends to feed these to their Redtailed Catfish.

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Post by Martin Thoene » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:36 pm

5 mins after the pellets go in the tank.......every time. Sometimes there's 4 fish involved :roll:

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Post by ckk125 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:19 am

wow...

my large clowns simply wouldn't take pellets..

Any advice? :(
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Post by piggy4 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:06 am

Try using as a treat :lol: that way Mr Hikari not get too rich :idea:

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Post by tariesindanrie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:22 am

I like how the package shows that each pellet = the calories of 1.8 goldfish. That will make it easier for Marge to count calories...like she cares :lol:

Always good to see the bigguns, Emma- thanks for sharing the new pics!


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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:07 am

ckk125 wrote:wow...

my large clowns simply wouldn't take pellets..

Any advice? :(
Hi Chen,

Have you tried with the Hikari Sinking Carnivore pellets? They seem to contain something that loaches cannot resist and it sends them into a frenzy when they are dropped into the tank. If you haven't tried this type, definitely give them a go.

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:07 am

tariesindanrie wrote: Always good to see the bigguns, Emma- thanks for sharing the new pics!


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Not mine - those are Martin's. :wink:

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Post by starsplitter7 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:20 am

1.8 goldfish. :) Maybe I can get my boss to carry these.

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Post by tariesindanrie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:43 am

That's what I get for posting before the caffeine sinks in :oops:


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Post by andre » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:28 pm

tariesindanrie wrote:That's what I get for posting before the caffeine sinks in :oops:


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Post by tariesindanrie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:30 pm

:evil:

Beastly, just beastly.


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