Best color ( red ) Enhancing food?

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Leafray, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Leafray

    LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Hey guys
    I was wondering, what is the best red color enhancing fish food for guppies? Also, will it be possible for me to culture daphnia in a PLASTIC container? Would it be bad for the daphnia?
    Thanks guys


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  2. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I believe the best ingredient to enhance red is salmon skins, could be wrong though.


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  3. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    There's New Life Spectrum Ultra Red. I don't have experience with it though.


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  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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    Leafray

    LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Thanks guys for the responses! How would I use salmon skin? And am I right in thinking that color enhancing fish food is not enough nutrition to feed guppies Ailey on that food?


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  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    The color enhancing Omega One line would be fine to feed by itself, but it never hurts to supplement with live, frozen, and fresh foods.
     
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    Leafray

    LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Ok great! I've heard of feeding shrimp, minced to guppies, will that be good for them? Also have a steady colony of daphnia and green water...


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  8. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

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    Leafray

    LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Thank you!


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  10. Bob Ellis

    Bob EllisValued MemberMember

    Look for foods that list salmon skin near the beginning of the ingredients. Ingredients are listed by content from most to least.
     
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    Leafray

    LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Great thanks! One thing I found interesting is that, I had many different leftover flakes and pellets, I crushed it together with spirulina flakes into a almost powder like consistency. After feeding it to many three strains of guppies, I noticed that the black, red, yellow and blue colors were intensified, while the purples and greens dulled...


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  12. EricV

    EricVFishlore VIPMember

    I use NLS ultra red in my rotation of foods. Seems to work pretty well.
     
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    Leafray

    LeafrayValued MemberMember

    I have been recomended that brand before, I think I may try it!


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