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Feeding habits...

Discussion in 'General Dwarf Cichlids' started by Refael Hdr., Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Refael Hdr.

    Refael Hdr. Member 5 Year Member

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    I was wondering about the feeding habits of other Apisto breeders. I'll be glad if you could share some details about kinds of food you are using (dry, frozen, live, brands and types) frequency, number of feedings, quantities and other related information :) ...
  2. beleg

    beleg Member 5 Year Member

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    I am not a true breeder since i couldn't get a healthy batch of fry but i feed my A.agassizii as follows;

    Sera's freeze dried bloodworms, daphnia , tubifex
    frozen artemia adults
    frozen bloodworms
    white worms
    freeze dried decapsulated artemia eggs

    I feed at least 2 times a day , when i have time i feed more often up to 4 times. I feed the female more than the male giving her several white worms etc.
  3. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I feed my Apistos. fresh bbs twice a day. Most of them will spawn with this diet. I'll get 25-50 eggs per spawn depending on the species. If a certain species is not bulking up on this diet I'll also incluide live blackworms in the feeding rotation. I also try to give some flake food (O.S.I) to the Apistos. 1-2 times a week just to balance things out a little.

    Jeff
  4. retro_gk

    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Shrimp mix, live bbs, frozen bloodworm, blackworms and the odd feeding of spirulina flake.
  5. mematrix

    mematrix Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi I feed my apistos flake daily. then on a rotation Live daphnia, live blood worms when I get them , live mosquito larvie in season, live black worms,BBS, frozen blood worms,frozen adult brine shrimp, And occasionally some pellet foods aquadine mostly.

    Curtis
  6. Refael Hdr.

    Refael Hdr. Member 5 Year Member

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    By saying "breeder" I intended to anyone who's keeping Apistos, not only to those who literally breeds them. I think it's the right terminology of the word, isn't it? :rolleyes: ...
  7. ed seeley

    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I give all my fish a wide range of frozen food, flake and a granular food. I also give them baby brine shrimp and microworms.
    I try to feed them three times a day, but usually they only get two feeds when life intervenes!
  8. gan

    gan New Member 5 Year Member

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    April to November:
    adults:
    live plankton - mostly daphnia, cyclops + 2-3 times/week frozen artemia adults
    1day/2 weeks - absolute fast

    youngs:
    live microplankton + microworms

    December to March:
    adults:
    rotational - frozen plankton (self made), frozen artemia adults, frozen black worms and frozen 'phantom' larva (Chaoborus sp.)
    sometimes - grindals, frozen krill
    1day/2 weeks - absolute fast

    youngs:
    microworms + bbs

    Never - tubifex and bloodworms in any form.

    GAN
  9. Kalin

    Kalin New Member 5 Year Member

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    I feed my apistos frozen bloodworm, live Daphnia magna and/or flake 2-3x/day.
  10. fishgeek

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    gan do you culture your own cyclops and if so how do you do this? source the starter culture

    thanks andrew
  11. gan

    gan New Member 5 Year Member

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    No - I catch plankton in natural reservoir. Therefore from April to November - during winter it is to cold to dabble :wink: . But this year it is so warmly that last Sunday I caught a portion:

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    GAN