Fish Treat Suggestion

  1. jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisback Valued Member Member

    I feed my fish flake and lately shrimp pellets. I've also given them a freeze dried bloodworm "treat" a few times. The Pristellas are not interested in the bloodworms, really and only a couple of the cories are. I'd like to get them something else, instead. Suggestions?
     
  2. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    Well, Tetras LOVE mosquito larvae. Not hard to find or culture in Florida. Just sit out a bucket of clean water, let a few get in there, and then strain them out. They are one of the healthiest live fish foods out there.
     
  3. T

    ThatGuppyGuy Valued Member Member

    I had a bucket for mosquito larvae going a while back.
    Gonna put another one out soon cos my fish went nuts for them.
     
  4. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    The treat for my guys is omega one frozen brine shrimp, everyone loves them.

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  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I second the brine shrimp as well.


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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisback Valued Member Member

    For the mosquitos, do you leave the bucket out for a certain period of time or during a certain time of day? Maybe right after it rains or something?
     
  7. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    Im not sure that theres really an exact science to it, you just want to check it maybe twice a day. You only want to use them as food while theyre in the larval stage, which is when they still look like a tiny worm. Once they start getting appendages and such theyre no longer good to feed to fish from what I remember.
     
  8. T

    ThatGuppyGuy Valued Member Member

    I had some driftwood soaking which stained the water making it more appealing to mosquitos to lay their larvae in. Checked it every 4-5 days, let some grow a little so they were more of a treat.
    Some of the bigger ones I let grow to feed the honey gouramis were gulped down by my celestial pearl danios, it was quite surprising.
    If you're worried about rain water you can try and put it somewhere it won't get rained on.
    I left mine outside 24/7 with no problems.