Repashy Meat Pie

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Repashy Meat Pie

Post by Raul-7 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:40 am

I remember this food used to be available; however, now it is not. Any reason?

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Re: Repashy Meat Pie

Post by TwoTankAmin » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:20 pm

Yes, there is a reason. It has been replaced but Bottom Scratcher. I liked the Meat Pie and I like the Scratcher even more. The ingredients are similar but the Scratcher is the better mix of the two.
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Re: Repashy Meat Pie

Post by Raul-7 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:24 am

TwoTankAmin wrote:
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Yes, there is a reason. It has been replaced but Bottom Scratcher. I liked the Meat Pie and I like the Scratcher even more. The ingredients are similar but the Scratcher is the better mix of the two.
Thank you. I was losing my mind. I stupidly bought Spawn&Grow and Grub Pie as replacements.

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Re: Repashy Meat Pie

Post by Raul-7 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:54 am

TwoTankAmin wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:20 pm
Yes, there is a reason. It has been replaced but Bottom Scratcher. I liked the Meat Pie and I like the Scratcher even more. The ingredients are similar but the Scratcher is the better mix of the two.
Do you have any other high quality foods you feed them? I stopped feeding Hikari; don't think it's as good as it used to be.

Now I feed NLS and Repashy.

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Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:50 pm

The Hikari i feed is pretty much only the frozen, I trust that brand for frozen. The only other Hikari I use is their algae wafers. Both the amano shrimp and the asassin snails love them. I tried NLS but was not impressed. Most commercial foods are not all that great imo.

For meat loving plecos lived foods are best, but I do not use these as it is more work and space than i have for such things. After live, I go for frozen and Repashy as the next best things. The biggest mistake I made with plecos was some time back when, after having a lot of success spawning, I got cocky and thought I had some special skills. I became lazy and began feeding more and more commercial foods because it was quick and easy. The result was I got fewer spawns and my zebras stopped completely.

At CatCon 2016 theyu had a pleco round table and after it ended i was chatting with Ingo and Dale Ernst about why my zebras no longer spawned. I was wondering if the females lose interest with age. They said no, and asked what i was doing differently now than when they were spawning like crazy, the answer was diet. When I returned home I began feeding a lot of Repashy and Hikari and greatly reduced my use of commercial food. It was the use of Spawn & Grow which finally got my WC 173 to spawn. I have since continued feeding better and all my fish spawn.

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Re: Repashy Meat Pie

Post by Raul-7 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:37 pm

TwoTankAmin wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:50 pm
The Hikari i feed is pretty much only the frozen, I trust that brand for frozen. The only other Hikari I use is their algae wafers. Both the amano shrimp and the asassin snails love them. I tried NLS but was not impressed. Most commercial foods are not all that great imo.

For meat loving plecos lived foods are best, but I do not use these as it is more work and space than i have for such things. After live, I go for frozen and Repashy as the next best things. The biggest mistake I made with plecos was some time back when, after having a lot of success spawning, I got cocky and thought I had some special skills. I became lazy and began feeding more and more commercial foods because it was quick and easy. The result was I got fewer spawns and my zebras stopped completely.

At CatCon 2016 theyu had a pleco round table and after it ended i was chatting with Ingo and Dale Ernst about why my zebras no longer spawned. I was wondering if the females lose interest with age. They said no, and asked what i was doing differently now than when they were spawning like crazy, the answer was diet. When I returned home I began feeding a lot of Repashy and Hikari and greatly reduced my use of commercial food. It was the use of Spawn & Grow which finally got my WC 173 to spawn. I have since continued feeding better and all my fish spawn.

Chris L.

Very interesting; and I agree. Diet plays a large role than we think, especially in wild caughts. Do you recommend particular brands in Frozen - San Francisco, Hikari, Ocean Nutrition, Cobalt, etc.? Do you feed anything other than bloodworms, brine shrimp, cyclops?

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Re: Repashy Meat Pie

Post by TwoTankAmin » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:16 am

I pretty much use the Hikari for frozen. I have 3 sizes of blood worms, one brine shrimp is gut loaded with spirulina the other is plain plus I have mysis shrimp. I also feed daphnia now and then.

Fry get BBS and Cyclops.

Bear in mind the best meaty foods for fish tend to be live. I see frozen as the next best alternative with Repashy on a par.
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