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#13 Stars

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:18 PM

Awww! I love these smoochies, expect my LPS keep like 10 in a 10 gallon so they are not very healthy and are pretty stressed. :BM:

If the do not accept flakes? What about pellets? Or must it be a strictly fresh food diet?

#14 LilGreenPuffer

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:38 PM

Take another look at the profile, under the diet section. It's all listed there.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:00 PM

Take another look at the profile, under the diet section. It's all listed there.


I read it and it didn't say if they accepted pellets?

#16 LilGreenPuffer

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:33 PM

I've only heard of them accepting New Life Spectrum for small fish, and that was only one instance. They probably would eat anything (flakes too) if they were starving.

The ones listed in the profile are much better for them. Worms, frozen stuff, snails... All that yummy goodness.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:43 PM

I've only heard of them accepting New Life Spectrum for small fish, and that was only one instance. They probably would eat anything (flakes too) if they were starving.

The ones listed in the profile are much better for them. Worms, frozen stuff, snails... All that yummy goodness.


I see, thanks, I just thought they needed a more stable diet of pellets or flakes. But I guess if you blend a mixture of fresh and live feed, its better. :)

#18 LilGreenPuffer

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:49 PM

Right. There's no need for a "stable" food that's always available. Of course, there will probably be those things that they like the most and that you have around (for me, live blackworms), but it's not needed for a good diet. The best diet for any (well, most) fish is a varied one.

ETA 4/9/2010: As I just added to the profile, Dr. Ricketts reported that in his (very very long) experience, the best diet for DPs is live blackworms and live snails. I should probably explain that the basis for the need for variety is the need to include all necessary nutrients. If you choose to use Dr. Rickett's preferred diet, you should be sure to gut-load both foods with supplemental matter - vitamins, algae pellets, fresh algae, crushed plankton and flakes, etc. Otherwise, these two foods will not provide the needed nutrition.

Edited by LilGreenPuffer, 09 April 2010 - 12:38 PM.


#19 LilGreenPuffer

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:59 AM

Profile updated.

#20 LilGreenPuffer

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:25 AM

Otocinclus profile updated. I have increased my group from two to four and have noticed a significant difference in their robustness; they are more active and have put on a little more weight. I now believe that three is a better minimum, not two.

#21 LilGreenPuffer

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:33 PM

Profile updated under feeding section.

#22 Solitarianknight

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

Out of general curiosity, do these guys actually need to be in groups or are they fine alone in a 5-10gal by themselves?

#23 LilGreenPuffer

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

They're fine alone - and if they're alone, you don't have to worry about gender ratios. I would go with 10+g, though.




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