Clown Loach Foods


    ILOVECORYS Valued Member Member

    Sorry I don't want to hijack your post.

    How often should they get their bloodworms treat?

    I feed mine on catfish sinking pellets and algae wafers.

    Also give them cucumber using screwcumber to hold it down.

    I also tried mussels.
  2. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    It's OK to start your own thread if you have a perfectly reasonable question like this.

    I feed my Clown Loaches twice a day, so that's 14 times a week.

    Of those 14 feedings I feed the following:

    Red Astax Crumb Grade 12 = 7 feedings

    Thawed and rinsed bloodworm = 2 feedings

    Dainichi XL Pro 5mm = 2 feedings

    Freeze-dried whole Krill = 2 feedings

    Thawed and chopped prawns = 1 feeding

    If I am gardening and find earthworms I usually give them some of those too plus I have a few other pellets to ring the changes. I feed the other fish in the aquarium a lot of 30% spirulina flake and no doubt the Clown Loaches eat quite a bit of this.

    Unlike you I do not feed any vegetables as I have found that this has a negative impact on my water quality and I like to keep it at 5ppm of nitrate.

    I feel that variety is important but their favourite is the small astax granules which they vigorously dig for in the gravel and seem to be very enthusiastic about so I feed these more frequently.
  3. OP

    ILOVECORYS Valued Member Member

    Cheers redshark.

    As I'm new to keeping clowns any tips is always helpful :)
  4. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    You're welcome, enjoy the spring!

    Also, visit Loaches Online.
  5. OP

    ILOVECORYS Valued Member Member

    I've been feeding them mussels.

    They seem to love that as much as bloodworm.

  6. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    Cool, I'll try some mussels on my fish!

    I am feeding a product called Crystal Red River Shrimp. They are sun dried and from China. I bought them from TA Aquaculture (online) who have lots of good foods. I figure that feeding whole animals in their shell has got to be good for the digestive tract of the fish. The shrimp have sharp little noses though and I have to squeeze them in the water for a few seconds to allow them to sink down to the loaches otherwise they float. However, they are going down well enough so far.
  7. OP

    ILOVECORYS Valued Member Member

    Mussels are cheap.

    I get mine from Tesco, Morrison's, Asda. They were £1 a pack.

    I freeze them and they last for ages.

    I'll have to check those shrimps out. Will do whatever to keep them happy :)