what food is best for zebera plecs ??

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what food is best for zebera plecs ??

Post by craigzeb » Thu May 26, 2011 9:17 pm

when i get my zeb plecs in next wk or so what is the best food to feed them ?? i hear certain ones can choke oe not be able to eat some large bits of food ?? i lost 4 babies and dont wat the same to happen again was feeding on tetra prima and hikari carnivor sinkin pellets all help is welcome
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Post by Fern » Thu May 26, 2011 10:54 pm

I feed the hikari carnivore pellets along with the occasional massivore pellet broken up. Earth worm sticks and spirulina sticks from time to time.

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Post by TwoTankAmin » Fri May 27, 2011 3:13 am

Small zebras can choke on whole blood worms. You must chop up the worms or do not feed them. Any sinking meaty food that gets soft is fine. For small zebras fry- to about 1.25 inches you can feed frozen cyclop-eeze, frozen daphnia, frozen or live bbs as well. When they get some size frozen tubifex will work and once they clear about 1.5 inches you can start to think about feeding frozen blood worms. Mine also eat most flake foods as well.
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Post by Tankfull Tropicals » Fri May 27, 2011 10:35 pm

I use a product from Kensfish.com that is great for fry and adults. It is called Golden Pearls and has a 60% protien content. I also use a lot of kens other foods like Veggie sticks with calcium and earthworm sticks. He has a great selection, great prices and has been very reliable even for me way up here in Canada. :idea: Nope I do not own shares but I should. Doug
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Post by YSR50 » Sun May 29, 2011 3:01 pm

Been feeding Spectrum Thera+A since I bought mine about 10 months ago. They were pretty small when I first got them. Now that they're larger I occasionally drop in some hikari carnivore pellets as well as frozen spirulina brine shrimp
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Post by Fern » Mon May 30, 2011 2:47 am

I also feed new life spectrum thera+a .... forgot that one :angel:

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Post by I_Need_Zebras » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:10 am

What size of pellet do you use for Spectrum Thera+A, is it the 1,2 or 3mm pellet?
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Post by krisA20 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:48 am

I feed with Jbl novotab, Sera viformo, tetrabits granulat, and a different kind of carnivore pellet unnamed.
And frozen food as mysis, bloodworm and artemia.

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Post by Fern » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:27 pm

I use the 1mm size

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Post by craigzeb » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:02 pm

is that spectrum thera+a available in england ??? as thats where im from cheers ??? can only see it on sites selling in america ????

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Post by I_Need_Zebras » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:14 pm

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Post by craigzeb » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:19 am

hi yeh cheers its ok i found some now selling in shops over hear will get some ordered and in ready for when i collect some zebs finally cheers for all comments :)

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Post by Fern » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:14 pm

Be sure to get the 'thera a' it has garlic added in and that's a good appetite enhancer and also helps ward off parasites.

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Post by craigzeb » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:37 pm

thanks fern will make sure i do as that can help dont want none of that had outbreaks with fish b4 not funny and lost a few too. fingers crossed all will go well and get some spawns in the future to grow my collection and help keep these little stunners living on

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Post by craigzeb » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:42 pm

hi just a quicky too when do you all feed your zebs morning ?? or night time b4 bed ??? cheers i used to drop bits in b4 bed

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