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PostSubject: Bloodworms for better growth?   Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:03 am

Hi,
i have 4 sailfin gibbiceps and i want them to grow fast they are at 7-8cm, i feed them algae walfles and veges. i'm not sure but apparently people have been saying to feed plecos and bristlenose bloodworms every now and then and they will grow faster, what's your expierience?
here's a video of some of my fish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5TwVqeSCcg

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms for better growth?   Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:21 am

You have some very nice looking fish Very Happy

I really can't say on the growth of them but algae wafers and vegies are good for sailfin plecs, they are relatively herbivores but bloodworm every now and then would be a good variety of food... Very Happy

I Own a saifin Pleco which is about a foot long, he loves his cucumber but always grabs a bloodworm whenever he can, so i would say that bloodworms are very good for them. Very Happy

Hope this helps...

Good luck with your plecos!

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms for better growth?   Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:02 am

their diets are slightly more meat based than the bristlenose but I wouldnt go with the bloodworms as a base diets because it will be too much protien. I feed my bristlenose bloodworms once a week (half a cube per breeding pair). thats just to give them a protein dose, growth rates as fare as i can see are more based on tank size and water conditions Smile get a massive tank and keep the water pure as possible and they will grow Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms for better growth?   Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:14 am

Hey Doug, just out of interest, why can't i post on the trade section?
and also...should i feed my fish less bloodworm.. my catfish and sailfin plec always grab it, could it give them bloat?
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