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Default Talking my Petrochromis into eating pellets....

They will knock out any flake or wafer but I put some expensive pellets in and they pick em up spit em out.... Smh any tricks? I know it will put some weight on them an has to be better then just flakes..
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Have you tried not feeding them for a couple of days? I have gone over a week once when switching Tropheus over from flake to Dainichi.
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You can try the advice of Bigrizo and also try soaking the pellets for a few minutes and then feed them.
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They will knock out any flake or wafer but I put some expensive pellets in and they pick em up spit em out.... Smh any tricks? I know it will put some weight on them an has to be better then just flakes..
It's gonna take some time for them to except new food, and I'd do it slowly. you could also mix up a shrimpmix batch for them to beef up.

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Have you tried not feeding them for a couple of days? I have gone over a week once when switching Tropheus over from flake to Dainichi.
They came in little thin I been feeding flakes they kill it three times day I hate to go fasting them right now to get em to try pellets. This worked for you?
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That shrimp mix looks easy enough I will try this! Do many use it?
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That shrimp mix looks easy enough I will try this! Do many use it?
A pound of shrimp and a pound of frozen peas makes a lot of shrimpmix. Depending on the frequency of feeds, (Some feed once a week, some feed exclusively shrimpmix), it could last u 3 months or so. Use agar agar (a seaweed based gelatin) and get the purist spirulina u can find, don't need much of it really, I have a jar that's way past it's expiration date by a decade still, a little dab will do ya with the spirulina. Here"s a thread started a while back, I no longer sell ShrimpMix anymore I'm just a fan of nutritional food that Tropheus and Tanganyika Cichlids can thrive on.

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I feed shrimp mix once a day and I find that it puts weight on them real quick you could also try feeding raw shrimp which has been cut up into bite size morsels.
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I feed shrimp mix once a day and I find that it puts weight on them real quick you could also try feeding raw shrimp which has been cut up into bite size morsels.
I made some the Malawi trout, and the trew's love it but moshi nibble and spit it out then half hour later it's on the floor of the aquarium. So far Kens tropheous flakes and kens krill flakes, and kens veggie waffers is all they eat
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Try some freeze dried shrimp also get a bag of shrimp from Walmart cut some up into bite size pieces and feed it to them. Flake food won't put much if any weight on them.
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