Feeders? Which One

maggie thecat

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What are you trying to feed?
 

endlercollector

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You're planning on setting up a tank of feeders for your bigger fish? Guppies or Endlers will do the trick. Just make sure that you start with healthy fish and keep their tank very clean. I would also do a 20-gallon to make sure that there's enough space.
 

yukondog

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Which ever one is cheaper.
 
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Why me

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The endlers. But do they breed the same amount and the fish I want to feed it to is a silver gar

So far. The ones I kept haven’t had any babies but the fancies have
 

75g Discus Tank

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I feed some of my extra baby endlers to my bettas. None of them have shown signs of sickness.

Make sure that the fish are healthy and feed them high quality foods.
 

ParrotCichlid

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Isn't both options just not really a good idea for a gar? I mean how many you going to have to feed to the gar each week?

Most gar's I've seen look like they could polish off 50+ guppies each week.

Something bigger maybe?
 
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Why me

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Well. Right now he’s a baby and one can fill him for a day or two. Possibly 3 but by that time he’s skinny
 

ParrotCichlid

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Why me said:
Well. Right now he’s a baby and one can fill him for a day or two. Possibly 3 but by that time he’s skinny
Didn't realize he was so small. Just be warned he will grow quick and pretty soon you will need larger fish for him. Medium Goldfish sized fish just not Goldfish as they are not a healthy diet!
 
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Why me

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Yeah. They grow between 10-28 inches depending on the subspecies
 

ParrotCichlid

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Why me said:
Yeah. They grow between 10-28 inches depending on the subspecies
Are we talking Xenentodon Cancila or Ctenolucius Hujeta?

Also make sure you feed your feeder fish a high quality, vitamin enriched diet. With feeders its what you put in that defines what they give out.
 
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Why me

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Alright. I’m thinking fancy mainly because they’re more of a delight to the eyes and I could just get a pregnant female for like 2 bucks and end up with like 20
 

AGB

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I have the same question for my 3-inch bichir and 1-inch paratilapia polleni, but would mollies work
 
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Why me

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Mollies are more mean and require more space and I have one too. But mines missing a fin. It was basically amputated but now its regenerating. Only juveniles can do this though

 

AGB

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that picture does not look lihe a molly in pic f
 
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Why me

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That’s because it’s a juvenile bichir

And I don’t think the bichir could swallow it
 

AGB

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my bichir (polypterus senegalus) would definitely try and probably end up some how eating it
 
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Why me

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A previous one I had ( about half a foot) ate 3 full grown fancy guppies and ended up dying
 

75g Discus Tank

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I would try to wean the gar onto healthier or more abundant foods.

Try earthworms in the future. For now, you can feed tiny chopped up bits.
 

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