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PostSubject: juvenile bristlenoses   Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:51 pm

hi folks here'e the thing...
I have NEVER kept bristlenoses before
I intend to add some juvenile super reds to one tank and juvenile lemons to the other tank in late january
Neither of these tanks have large amounts of algae and never have (no idea why)
both tanks run internal filters and have gravel substrate
one tank has a selection of gouramis
the other tank has livebearers (plattys and swordtails)
as i will have to put food in for the b/ns what should I be prepared to add?
I do not like overfeeding tanks and check water like a thing possesed
thanks folks
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PostSubject: Re: juvenile bristlenoses   Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:19 pm

Don't worry about there being a lack of algae in your tank, there are plenty of alternative foods for them. Algae wafers are often used in place of natural algae but a more varied diet which includes vegetables is a more healthy diet.

There is a list of Veggies that are readily accepted. Some softer ones will have to removed after severel hours as they start to break down but others can be left longer. Meatier foods can cause digestive problems but can be given as an occasional weekly treat.

One thing you will need is bogwood BN's will often be seen rasping on it and it's believed it aids digestion.

It can be a problem keeping Bn's with other fish in that diets do not match and the BN's get to much food that is higher in protein, although there are plenty of owners who can balnance the different diet needs.





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PostSubject: Re: juvenile bristlenoses   Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: juvenile bristlenoses   Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:25 pm

Yes agree with the above posts, B/NS are pretty good at getting food when mixed with other fish, unlike Zebra's that find it hard to compete and could starve, I mainly use courgette and butternut squash (once a week). put it in at night and take it out first thing in the morning, the butternut squash is a little harder and not as messy, mine also love the New Era plec pellets among other dried foods, variety is good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: juvenile bristlenoses   Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:54 pm

MrRRunner wrote:
Yes agree with the above posts, B/NS are pretty good at getting food when mixed with other fish, unlike Zebra's that find it hard to compete and could starve, I mainly use courgette and butternut squash (once a week). put it in at night and take it out first thing in the morning, the butternut squash is a little harder and not as messy, mine also love the New Era plec pellets among other dried foods, variety is good Very Happy

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PostSubject: juvenile bristlenoses   Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:34 pm

Hi

You should have no worries with the feeding of bn catfish as cucumber and courgette, broccoli stalks blarched, are great food items.

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