Feeding choices and schedule

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Hello all, I was just wondering if my feeding choices and schedule is ok for my current stock. Right now I currently have a halfmoon betta and 4 harlequin rasboras. In the next week or so I will be getting 4 more harlequins. Currently I am feeding them omega one super color flakes and part of a thawed/shelled pea once a day (generally at night). Here is my current schedule that I have them on:

Sunday: Fast day
Monday & Tuesday: omega one flakes
Wednesday: about 1/4 of a pea
Thursday & Friday: omega one flakes
Saturday: about 1/4 of a pea

I plan on keeping this same schedule once I get the other 4 harlequins besides maybe feeding about 1/2 of a pea instead since there will be more fish in the tank to feed. I am open to other feeding ideas and suggestions if what I am currently doing is not ideal for my current stock.
 

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I hear a varied diet is best - a mix of flakes, freeze-dried, frozen and veggies. I usually do:

Sun: frozen brine shrimp
Mon: Omega 1 flakes
Tue: Freeze-dried Bloodworms
Wed: NLS Thera a+ Sinking pellets
Thurs: Omega 1 flakes
Fri: Fast day
Sat: Peas in the morning and minI pellets at night

I may change it up and add algae wafers when I get my adolfo corys.
 

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I'd only feed the peas once a week after the fast day, the rest of the week I'd feed a variety of foods, flakes, pellets frozen etc
What one food may lack the others will make up for.


el337 said:
I hear a varied diet is best - a mix of flakes, freeze-dried, frozen and veggies.

I may change it up and add algae wafers when I get my adolfo corys.
Corys aren't algae eaters, they need a meatier diet.
 

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Coradee said:
I'd only feed the peas once a week after the fast day, the rest of the week I'd feed a variety of foods, flakes, pellets frozen etc
What one food may lack the others will make up for.




Corys aren't algae eaters, they need a meatier diet.
Hmmmm fishlore fish profiles list algae wafers as part of their diet.
 

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el337 said:
Hmmmm fishlore fish profiles list algae wafers as part of their diet.
They'll eat them if there's nothing else on offer but they get little nutrition from them
 

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Oh ok. I bought a bag when I thought I'd also get a bn pleco but I had changed my mind. Maybe I'll get one now. Lol we'll see.
 
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Ok thank you for the advise guys. I will cut the peas back to once a week after the fast day. For frozen food would you suggest omega one frozen bloodworms or omega one frozen brine shrimp? Also what pellets would you suggest? I would like to try and get the pellets at a lfs or a petco/petsmart.
 

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orca0714 said:
Ok thank you for the advise guys. I will cut the peas back to once a week after the fast day. For frozen food would you suggest omega one frozen bloodworms or omega one frozen brine shrimp? Also what pellets would you suggest? I would like to try and get the pellets at a lfs or a petco/petsmart.
I don't think I've ever seen Omega One frozen food. I usually get Hikari. I don't know what other brands are good for frozen. As for pellets, I think either Omega One and New Life Spectrum are the best.
 

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I use Omega One frozen brine shrimp from PetSmart, Omega One shrimp pellets, and Omega One flakes. I also use New Life Spectrum sinking pellets. I don't have a strict schedule, I just mix it up as I go.
 

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