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Old 01-04-2014
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Pam, Could I just feed a lot less of the food I'm feeding as long as it maintained healthy weight?

Even if it meant barely feeding them any volume? And just let them burn the fat?

I have no problem doing that...and My filters like the idea.

Or do they just need to eat some volume?

It would be nice to avoid the increase in fiber based soley on filter and water desires..but Id like to get the fat down and that seems that i need to either thin it with bulk.... or would just feed way less work?

John

Ps. I thought youd like those flakes and pellets...the nutritional and price numbers are both pretty good!
If you think you are feeding too much then yes cut it back, if you aren't sure cut them back and see what happens. I do think we feed our fish too much and we are killing them with kindness! They should be cleaning up all their food in a few minutes or you are feeding too much. They should be grazing on the rocks and the back of the tank. Put those fish to work!

A good measurement is that a fishes stomach is the same size at its eye. That is not very much food!

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If you think you are feeding too much then yes cut it back, if you aren't sure cut them back and see what happens. I do think we feed our fish too much and we are killing them with kindness! They should be cleaning up all their food in a few minutes or you are feeding too much. They should be grazing on the rocks and the back of the tank. Put those fish to work!

A good measurement is that a fishes stomach is the same size at its eye. That is not very much food!

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I Like this approach too. I'll be forthcoming and admit that I don't always feed my trophs everyday.
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Does anyone feed Kens Premium Tropheus Lovers Flake. Opinions?
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Does anyone feed Kens Premium Tropheus Lovers Flake. Opinions?
I have. My fish liked it, but it crumbled alot and I was left with very tiny pieces in the container. I also thought it was messy in the tank. Try Ken's Veggie Flake. I feed my Trophues that plus NLS Thera-A.
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I have. My fish liked it, but it crumbled alot and I was left with very tiny pieces in the container. I also thought it was messy in the tank. Try Ken's Veggie Flake. I feed my Trophues that plus NLS Thera-A.
So the veggie flake doesnt crumble as bad as the Tropheus premium. I have been using Tropheus Premium for over a year now and my colonies kill it but yes you do end up with quite a bit of crumbs towards the end of the bags. You definitely havd to handle it gently. I chose the Premium because of the higher spirulina content.
I also use NLS and Ocean Nutrition Formula II pellets.
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I have been using the ON formula 2 pellets mixed with NLS theraA I think my next batch of food I am going to cut down the percentage of NLS and keep more of the Ocean Nutrition in the mix. Prolly find some veggie FX as well.

Great thread! And thx for the PM trophish.
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I have. My fish liked it, but it crumbled alot and I was left with very tiny pieces in the container. I also thought it was messy in the tank. Try Ken's Veggie Flake. I feed my Trophues that plus NLS Thera-A.
Hey, that would make a perfect fry feed.

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I have been using the ON formula 2 pellets mixed with NLS theraA I think my next batch of food I am going to cut down the percentage of NLS and keep more of the Ocean Nutrition in the mix. Prolly find some veggie FX as well.

Great thread! And thx for the PM trophish.
Yeah I have a few cans left of the ONF2 that I have been using and just got 3lbs of O1SCKS Pellets (Omega 1 Super Color Kelp Sinking) and 2 lbs. of Veggie Deluxe and 1lbs of Veggie FX that I'm gonna start feeding... Ever since all of this food discussion, I'm really rethinking the way I feed my guys and gals. So thanks to all of those that have contributed to this process for me.

We often times get into routine whether it's the best routine or not and it can be a little uneasy when acknowledging that it's time for change.

I might have to get a biggger pellet for the Petros though.

Anyone have a Suggestion in the Dainichi Line?
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Omega one is a solid food I love it. Gonna try some dainichi as well, it's steep price wise though.

Andrew I would think the koi pellets would be big enough for Petros I believe that's what SWK uses
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dainichi koi is available in 3, 5, and 7mm I believe.

I use the 3mm for adult trophs and 5mm for adult large petro species that are 8+ inches

My longola spawned like crazy after I added the koi formula. The larger pellets really help to keep weight on large Petros as well.
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Omega one is a solid food I love it. Gonna try some dainichi as well, it's steep price wise though.

Andrew I would think the koi pellets would be big enough for Petros I believe that's what SWK uses

This is the least expensive price that I've seen so far and where I ordered from.

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I think that I saw that. Thanks!
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