Bristlenose World
Don't forget to vote for Bristlenose World Smile

eating habits Button



 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share
 

 eating habits

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Down2Earth
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-02-18

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: eating habits   eating habits EmptyWed Mar 14, 2012 11:39 pm

how do i get my fish to eat more aggressively ? i was told the fish are thought this at a young age. but how do i do it ?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator
Doug

Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 33
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 12:49 am

eat more aggressivly? Are we talking about bristlenose here or other fish. Some fish are violent when they eat, my oscars will destroy a shrimp if one is silly enough to go for a wander in the open and not stay in the plant work. Bristlenose on the other hand are very placid eaters. They just munch away on whatever there is around.

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Down2Earth
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-02-18

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 12:55 am

my angel fish. i know some of them are passive and some are aggressive. im nto lookin for carnage or anything. just want them to eat better. some are not gettin enough food....
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator
Doug

Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 33
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 1:26 am

angel fish are normally pretty good eaters, maybe feed them some live food (brine shrimp are my fav) and see if that helps.

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Down2Earth
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-02-18

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 1:58 am

i cant do live brine shrimp since my wife wont allow me to raise them in the house and no one around here sales them.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator
Doug

Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 33
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 2:21 am

Down2Earth wrote:
i cant do live brine shrimp since my wife wont allow me to raise them in the house and no one around here sales them.

SERIOUS Shocked

If we run of of live Brine at work there would be a riot! I would have thought there would have been someone locally.

Alternativly, be sneaky about it. Claim you are getting into 'sea monkeys'

http://www.amazon.com/Schylling-Sea-Monkeys-Ocean-Zoo/dp/B001CBZXEE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331777979&sr=8-1

its just another tiny tank and they are cool...then one day half of them disapear, then they breed up and then half diapear again. "I have no idea where they are going, but my the Angel fish looks happy"
Laughing

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Down2Earth
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-02-18

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 2:56 am

how do u breed them ? if i can do this in a 10 gallon im down. i have an empty one on the floor right now.

like what all do i need other then the eggs.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator
Doug

Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 33
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 3:09 am

this is basically the method i used a few years ago

http://home.coqui.net/menace/artemias.htm

basically you need container, salt (marine salt) and the eggs.

mix up to a salinity of about 35 salinty and add some airation or slight water movement and off you go.

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
jim.and
Moderator
Moderator
jim.and

Male Number of posts : 1449
Age : 62
Location : England
Job/hobbies : Warehouse Op
Thank You Points : 107
Registration date : 2010-08-04

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 5:00 pm

Can you get any live foods locally Question

Food that moves will often tempt poor feeders to eat and once they are eating then they soon start taking anything you offer.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Down2Earth
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-02-18

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyThu Mar 15, 2012 5:05 pm

im lookin into breeding my own brine shrimp now.

in my area there is only 3 shops and non of them sell live foods.. only frozen.

i am thinkni about mass producing brine shrimp and selling them locally.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator
Doug

Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 33
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyFri Mar 16, 2012 12:33 am

mass producing is a bit different. Our supplier in the shop has a massive pond he uses to breed them in. Might not be able to mass produce them in a small tank. Though they are easy enough to raise. and in a packet of eggs you get 1000s of them. sell the $5 a serve and you are laughing!

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Down2Earth
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-02-18

eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits EmptyFri Mar 16, 2012 12:47 am

i was reading something about a guy growing them out in a big tub. like 60 gallons or something. no moving water. just a clear plastic cover. he grows small amounts of brine shrimp inside and as the babys hatch. he dumps the left over eggs and some of the shrimp into this bucket. they reproduce in this bucket and he gets more bang for his buck. not only does he have babys freshly hatched but he has a breading colony out side making more for his older fish.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




eating habits Empty
PostSubject: Re: eating habits   eating habits Empty

Back to top Go down
 
eating habits
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» BN Fry eating cabbage

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bristlenose World :: Tropical's and Marine Section :: Freshwater Talk-
Jump to: