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New food that loaches love

Post by Emma Turner » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:26 pm

I'm not normally that big a fan of Hagen's Nutrafin range, but these new Shrimp & Krill Pellets are a big hit with all of my loaches:

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The clowns in particular go mad for them (they react as they do with Hikari Sinking Carnivore pellets). My smaller loaches also enjoy them, including my Sewellia. Worth giving them a go if you see them in a local shop.

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Post by raving_wayne » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:37 pm

think ill keep my eyes open for them then
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Post by bslindgren » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:09 pm

Thanks for the tip, Emma.
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Post by Diana » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:59 pm

What are the ingredients?
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Post by piggy4 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:08 am

Good tip Emma , I'll give them a try !

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Post by Graeme Robson » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:10 am

Shall keep a look out for them! 8)
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Post by Mad Duff » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:41 am

Thanks Emma I will try some of those.

I posted last night about the shrimp wafers that the hillies go wild for: http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?p=156467#156467 and today my mate who sells all the Ruto food gave me two slabs of frozen gammarus shrimp and the loaches love it, they are whole shrimp of varying sizes so there is food fit for all sizes of loach. Ruto have only just started doing them in these smaller 100g slabs and they to be a hit with my fish :)
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Post by piggy4 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:24 pm

Interesting stuff on foods for loaches , do any of you use [feed] Tetra Prima , tried it yonks ago , and for a while the fish seemed to enjoy it , then just seemed to go off it , has anyone else found this ?

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Post by Mad Duff » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:52 pm

I still feed Prima to my loaches Andy but only once or twice a week, they dont take it as readily if I feed it more often than that :?
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Post by soul-hugger » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:54 pm

Thanks for the tip on the food. :) I find my loaches do like shrimp pellets, though these I have not tried. Unlike my other fish who seem to prefer the flake and frozen, the loaches do seem to get tired of the same food. I try to give them a variety of flake, pellet, freeze dried, fresh and frozen food, but it seems after they have had a food a few times, they lose their excitement about eating it. The two new Schistura are still in quarantine, but they are fun to watch eat. They are so fast that if I drop a pellet, it will hardly hit the water before they are on it. It seems the novelty has not worn off with them yet.

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Post by Jim Powers » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:41 pm

I wonder if this is available in the US?
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Post by LeStat » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:13 am

Thanks Emma, do you know when/where they will be available?

I have scouted the internet but no joy!! My clowns love the Hikari sinking pellets so I guess they will love this too.
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Post by Holdstrong » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:38 am

My clowns go wild for shrimp pellets as well. They pick them up like dog bone and race to a hiding place to eat. Kinda funny. And the only food they consistently click over.

When I see this brand I will try it.

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Post by piggy4 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:56 am

Hi Mark, this had crossed my mind , might give it another try , but more sparingly next time .

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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:37 pm

LeStat wrote:Thanks Emma, do you know when/where they will be available?
As far as I'm aware, it's available in the shops now, priced around £5.99 for a 110g pot. It's a brand new product, which might account for the lack of info on the web at the moment. We have it in stock, if you are able to get to the loach meeting next Fri. :wink:

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