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PostSubject: Feeding L134   Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:13 am

Since mid October I have three L134 juvi.
Unfortunately they show absolutely no interest in veggies, and hardly eat.
Only JBL Novo tabs and tubifex they accept, sometimes.

Could you please let me know how do you feed these fishes?
What I should include in their diet to make them happy?
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:17 pm

Try a few more meatier foods or some carnivore tablets but keep trying them with the veg. What time of day do you feed them Question
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:54 pm

At the beginning I fed them in the evening, but food was intact in the morning.
About two weeks ago I started to feed them in the morning hours, and that seems to be closer to their preference.
Only thing is WHAT they like, I cannot figure out, so far.

JBL's Novo Tab is meaty, so as JBL Discus Gran (25% shrimp).
Jim, do you believe that I should try to give them frozen bloodworms, and things of that kind?
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:26 pm

Frozen bloodworm is often recommended as is other frozen foods like brine shrimp, mosquito larvae and Krill is often used. Earthworm or earthworm flake is another option and small pieces of shrimp, prawn and fish flakes. Have you tried rubbing the veg with garlic or sticking a Novo tab in it.

So long as their stomachs do not appear to be getting hollow I would not worry to much, one of my L333's, it is also the largest, I have never seen it eat and I have had them for nearly a year. Yet my L129's appear before the food has hit the bottom.

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:36 pm

Rubbing with garlic?!? Never hear of that trick. What garlic suppose to do for my juvi L134?

As for Novo tab, I'll try that tomorrow morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:41 pm

Garlic is considered to be an appetite enhancer and is used in a lot of commercially made foods, you can get products like Garlic Guard but rubbing with a some crushed Garlic is a cheaper option. Very Happy

Don't use it with Vampire pleco's lol!
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PostSubject: l134   Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:40 pm

my l134 love frozen bloodworm prima and spirulina flake i currently have 11 growing on from 1 and a half inchs to 2 and a half inchs these are cracking fish you can keep your l46 they are not a patch on l134s but thats just my opinion Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:17 pm

Well, I cannot figure out what might be possibly wrong with my L134s. Question

Had given them frozen bloodworm, JBL Novo Pleco rubbed with garlic, frozen fishmeat rubbed with garlic. Anyway, they don't give a damn about anything.

They still look great, moving around the 92 litre tank, "climbing" the innumerable driftwoods, etc. Snails get to the food much faster from the other end of the tank and are chomping ferociously. Or is it possible that I missed something?
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:39 am

Hikari carnivore and massivore along with Sera Viformo I find work a treat for picky meatloving plecs Very Happy it's also better to give them a mix diet as you don't want too much protein. Some plecos take they're time getting used to veggies also so keep at it n they will eventually figure it out

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:15 am

Thanks Kfenk, I'll try.

Now I feel it (again), that I love a fish sooo much, that it hurts.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:12 pm

L134s are so cute. They are one of my favourite plecs :heart: Oh if I had the $ to pay the ridiculous amount they are worth here I would Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:50 am

What is their price over there?

In Hungary you can buy juveniles at a HUF 4000 rate, which is roughly equal to Euro 14/USD 18. (Just for your information, I used the eBay currency converter.)
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:25 am

for a 3cm fry you are looking at $80 for a ok one, well upwards of $100 for a good one and easy $600-700 for a breeding pair Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:39 am

OMG, what a difference! affraid

Wish I could help you out. Cool
Maybe breeding a special sp. of BNs, I.e migrating L134s. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:07 pm

$80 Doug? where you looking? scratch Iv never seen them cheaper than $90 for 3cm Sad

Maybe one day when they drop to at least $50 i will get some :cry:

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:49 pm

saw some for that price on plecoplanet a while ago from NSW. locally there is nothing for less than $100 Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:13 am

Well when you include the risk and price of postage its probably not that cheap in the end...

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PostSubject: Update   Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:53 pm

Wow! Garlic works, indeed! cheers
Rubbed a piece of cuc and by the morning half of that was gone.

Tonight I will try to rub a JBL Novo Tab with the magic garlic. Hope will do the trick.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:03 pm

I'm so glad to hear that they have shown some interest in the cuc cheers, hope it works with the Nova Tab.

Not only is garlic a good appettite stimulant it's also believed to have preventative anti parasitc qualities. It's the allicin in the garlic that has the magic qualities Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:05 pm

not to mention it keeps the vampires away lol!

but seriously, vampires affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:36 pm

Ah, so that is behind that eerie silence in the house? And I've been looking where they all have gone. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:48 pm

So?... Any chance of pictures of these L134s? I loves piccies Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:12 pm

kfenk wrote:
So?... Any chance of pictures of these L134s? I loves piccies Laughing


Well Kfenk, wasn't easy to make them pose for a picture. Laughing
I'll upload some tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:45 pm

cheers :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding L134   Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:08 am

Good Job

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