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My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)

Post by Vancmann » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:43 pm

So, I have feed my loaches quite a variety of food and some food they are excited to eat while other food they just don't care too much for. This is not an add! but the Hikari sinking carnivore pellets never fails to get them out of their dwellings and into a feeding frienzy. No matter what time it is. I only use this food as a treat or to entice an appetite.
Thought I'd share
Does anyone have any favorite food that your loaches get excited about?
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Post by EmilyMarie85 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:17 pm

Same. Those Hikari sinking carnivore pellets - they go nuts

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Post by FAILED » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:21 pm

Not only does it make them go in a n feeding frenzy but, also it makes them grow like weeds! Keeping this in their daily diet has increased their size pretty fast (I'd say)! My 2 cents :wink:

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Post by Dojosmama » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:37 pm

What kind of loaches do you have?

My little dojos used to love the Sera O-Nip soft sinking tablets. They also like the Omega One Veggie Rounds. Lately, I've been giving them Hikari bottom feeder pellets, and they like those, too. They'll also eat anything the upper fishes miss, which sinks to the bottom. Not fussy, those dojos. I suspect they've even been eating some of my RCS, and their eggs.

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Post by FAILED » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:34 pm

As for me I got a bunch of different sp. In my large comm tank. Large school of clowns,4 histrionicas, 5 emperor, 5 queens, and a couple of kuhili's that I can't seem to catch but are happy :lol:.

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Post by Vancmann » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:53 pm

Well, they hardly even hesitate to come suck it from between my fingers. Check these Pictures.
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Post by FAILED » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:07 pm

Damn I'm sooo jealous!! Mines scram when I just walk too close to the tank... How long and how'd you do it? Might I ask? Would love to do that one day :D :D Lovely pics btw!!

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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Those are great pics of some gorgeous Clowns!!!
The pattern on the one in the last pic is very unusual.
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Post by Vancmann » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:52 pm

FAILED wrote:Damn I'm sooo jealous!! Mines scram when I just walk too close to the tank... How long and how'd you do it? Might I ask? Would love to do that one day :D :D Lovely pics btw!!
Here is a link to a post I did a while back which gives more details on how it progressed.
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php ... 7&start=15
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Post by Vancmann » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:58 pm

Jim Powers wrote:Those are great pics of some gorgeous Clowns!!!
The pattern on the one in the last pic is very unusual.
Thank you. Regarding the unusual patterns on her. Her bars were actually rearranged in fights with a Modesta I used to have. Yea, it was bloody. I confirmed this by looking at a pic of her on this forum a while back when she was younger. She was the leader and fought all the other fishes to keep it that way.
Here she is before some of the scars

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Post by Bully » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:39 am

All my fish enjoy the sinking carnivore pellets, but they like the Massivore Delite even more!

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Post by Vancmann » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:17 pm

Bully wrote:All my fish enjoy the sinking carnivore pellets, but they like the Massivore Delite even more!
Never tried it. Will do so for sure now. :D
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Post by chefkeith » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:23 pm

Lovely Pics Vancmann.

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Post by Vancmann » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:10 pm

Thanks CK
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Post by raedeon » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:40 pm

Vancmann wrote:Well, they hardly even hesitate to come suck it from between my fingers. Check these Pictures.
Does it hurt when a Clown accidentally sucks your skin? My YoYo's get me sometimes, and it stings like a needle
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