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|Proud Owner Of A Small Shoal Of Harlies!|
I finally got my first shoal (4 fish) of harlequin raspboras and I have to say that they are even more enchanting in my 10g than they were at the LFS. They will eventually have a male SF in there with them, once they get acclimated for a time.
I am wondering, for those of you who have kept these little beauties, do you feed them anything in particular to keep them looking and swimming their very best? My tank has a black background so they really pop nicely when the light is on.
I have regular flakes, shrimp pellets, bloodworms, krill and algae tabs to choose form when considering foods for their consumption.
Gimme some experience you all have had!
I will post some pics soon!
|Posted 27-Jan-2008 19:32|
Mine eat from the water column, they do not go to the bottom to eat. So do not use quickly sinking foods, or foods intended for bottom feeders. Mine eat just about any flake, and love frozen brine shrimp or bloodworms for a treat.
|Posted 27-Jan-2008 22:56|
the feeding is still going slowly. A few days ago I moved 3 of my WCMM's into the tank with the 4 harlies to sort of "show them the way..." They still seem indifferent to foods, but the WCMM's chow down.
Since Harlies do well in larger shoals, I picked up 3 more to bring the total to 7. I will leave the WCMM's in there with them for a few more days. Hopefully tonite we'll see some better feeding...
It's a mystery... I've had the 4 originals for a week now. Thye must be eating something or they'd be in pretty bad shape by now, yea?
|Posted 03-Feb-2008 15:59|
fish can go with out food for a wekk healthfully (for some) because in the wild they dont get fed daily and always have food so it is good to skip feedings, however it is unusual that your fish refuse to feed... they could be eating microorganisms that you dont know... GOOD LUCK...
keep us posted!
\\\\\\\"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure\\\\\\\"
|Posted 03-Feb-2008 20:37|
well, this afternoon, a few of the harlies hit some flakes, and even the new Betta Jack munched on, spit out, and munched on some flakeage... So, maybe we're coming round the bend here!
|Posted 03-Feb-2008 21:20|
OH nice! Glad they're eating well now!
The pottery that growls!
|Posted 03-Feb-2008 22:40|
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