What food do barbs like?

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tony

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I have 2 cherry barbs (getting 4 more), and i would like to get 6 tiger barbs, and maybe 6 rosy barbs, what kind of foods, other than flakes, will they eat? I especially would like to know what live foods they will eat.

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My rosy barbs LOVE the algae wafers I got for my pleco. If he decides to ignore the wafer, they move in! They also go crazy for peas, it's insanity. I think they just love to eat.
 

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Just about any live/frozen food that is the right size will do fine.

Blood worms, mosquito lareve, adult brine shrimp are all good choices.
 

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my barbs love krill but only if its cut up or it will not fit in there mouth (picky fish!)
 

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I feed mine this frozen stuff called emerald entree that you can buy at a lot of LFS and frozen blood worms along with tetra flakes.
 

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mine love blood worms. I feed them flakes (switching back to crisps though), tubliflex worms, mini-krill, baby shrimp. Might look into live Brine Shrimp in the near future and see how that goes.
 

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I have been using this food called... New Life Spectrum... its small sinking pellets and ALL my fish go crazy for this stuff... I happened by it, by chance. Its kinda expensive, but I think its worth it, especially if you use it in a varied diet. I would reccommend it... if you can find it.
 

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I haven't found anything mine don't like yet! In addition to flakes, pellets, shrimp, bloodworms and daphnia I just found out they like cucumber and zucchini since I saw them trying to steal it from my ancistrus.

They also like the sinking wafers I feed my corys. Here's my big female barb seeming to say "Ummm...are you going to eat that?"
 
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