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apistogramma agassizii fire red eating problem

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Cookie_apisto, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Cookie_apisto

    Cookie_apisto Member

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    Just bought a large male agassizii (3'' size) yesterday but I got problem with when I fed him. He seem show no interest to the flakes and keep spit out the bloodworms after he chewing on it or even spit out right away after he picks it up. I only seen him swallow a few of them.
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  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Are you feeding freeze-dried or frozen bloodworms? Apisto don't eat dry foods well. I only feed frozen and live foods.
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    ehsanabria New Member 5 Year Member

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    Same here, Frozen or live for my apistos. Try frozen BS.
  4. Apistomaster

    Apistomaster Member 5 Year Member

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    You can never go wrong by feeding newly hatched brine shrimp at least once a day with even adult newly acquired Apistos. Offer them live black worms, white worms Grindal worms if you have access to them. Like the guys have said, live and frozen foods should be their main stays. Once the become well acclimated the majority of species will also accept som sinking pellet or tablet forms of prepared foods but not as their primary diet.
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    Jorge Luiz Meloni New Member

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  6. Jorge Luiz Meloni

    Jorge Luiz Meloni New Member

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    Hi[.I have received 2 new as the same and I stili are using the Brine Shrimp youngest . No adult brine shrimp with good result. After one or 2 months you can use adult and Enquiteria.(white worma)QUOTE="Cookie_apisto, post: 107047, member: 13324"]Just bought a large male agassizii (3'' size) yesterday but I got problem with when I fed him. He seem show no interest to the flakes and keep spit out the bloodworms after he chewing on it or even spit out right away after he picks it up. I only seen him swallow a few of them.[/QUOTE]