Alternative Foods ? Question 

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Currently in my tank I have 3 endlers, one guppy, three khuli loaches, one dwarf pleco, four pigmy Cory’s and two golden back yellow shrimp. I am currently feeding them a worm shaped food but am looking for different alternatives ? I know in my local fish store they use zucchini but I’m open to all options !
 

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Your standard flake food will work for everything in there. The pleco would like a piece of driftwood to eat and zucchini. Also a algae wafer a couple of time a week.
 

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86 ssinit said:
Your standard flake food will work for everything in there. The pleco would like a piece of driftwood to eat and zucchini. Also a algae wafer a couple of time a week.
I advise on a variety of different food as it is healthier than feeding the same type of food everyday to your fish.
 

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My Khuli Loaches love hikari sinking wafers (the bottom dweller ones). My mollies also think that they are the best thing I put in the tank and it is quite the spectacle when there are a couple of mollies and a bunch of khuli loaches all trying to eat the same wafer!

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Cucumber is a winner for the plec and bloodworm will rarely go uneaten with your guys! My friend puts spinach in hers. A good varied diet is good for everyone :)
 

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Variety is the best diet for most fish, including a good staple food (flakes, granules, whatever).
You could try frozen... bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, cyclops, lobster eggs...
Also another dried food would add variety.
‘Dwarf Plec’ can mean a lot of things. Do you know what species it is? It might benefit from wood, veg, or the same foods as the other fish, depending on species.
 
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Coptapia said:
Variety is the best diet for most fish, including a good staple food (flakes, granules, whatever).
You could try frozen... bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, cyclops, lobster eggs...
Also another dried food would add variety.
‘Dwarf Plec’ can mean a lot of things. Do you know what species it is? It might benefit from wood, veg, or the same foods as the other fish, depending on species.
I dont exactly know the specific kind of pleco. I have a nice sized piece of spider wood in my tank and they absolutely love it. I put a piece of Zucchini in today and I already caught the pleco on it along with my loaches eating it as well. I bought frozen brine shrimp at my local store today since they didn’t have frozen daphnia. Will look to add another dry food ! Any suggestions?
 

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All my fish love sera san tropical colour flakes.

Tony.
 

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Tank seems a lot like my Tropical fish tank, I feed them Bloodworm, but another good option they seem to love is Frozen brine shrimp, they go crazy over that stuff.

If you are looking for dry foods, I have the Aqua one tropícal flakes.
 

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Your fish will really enjoy getting a variety in their diet. Among other things, one of my corys' favorite foods is Bug Bites (by Fluval). The corys and my bristlenose pleco both love Repashy gel foods too - "Grub Pie" is the cory's top choice & pleco like "Soylent Green" the best. Of course, I think my plec would probably try to devour an entire zucchini a day if I let her - she goes wild for her zucchini!
 

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I took a video tonight of the khulis and mollies battling over a wafer


Tony.
 
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Great video ! I’ll defiantly look into the wafer as another source of dry food ! I got brine shrimp yesterday at my local store and trying it for the first time today !
 
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