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What is the best flake for rainbowfish?

  1. LockedBox

    LockedBox Valued Member Member

    Hello everyone, I have recently purchased 5 black banded rainbow fish and was wondering what kind of flake food would be best for them. I was originally going to purchase some Hikari fancy guppy but the store was sold out of hikari products. I'll be able to go to a different store on sunday, but I don't know if anymore hikari will be in. I know that these fish need 30% to 50% vegetable matter in their diet but I'm not sure what brand of food would be best for that. Suggestions on what brand and variety I should use would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Small pellets :) 0.5 mm if they are small, 1 mm for medium, 2mm for large. My rainbows practically jump out of the tank for NLS
     
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    LockedBox

    LockedBox Valued Member Member

    Thanks, I got them some NLS 1mm Thera-a standard formula today but they are still reluctant (or down right refusing) to eat anything that isn't a blood worm. Even then, if something is floating on the surface or sitting on the bottom they won't touch it, even if it is a blood worm. Will they always be this picky?
     
  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    No, fast them for a few days and you'll see a significant change ;)
     

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