What should I feed my 1 inch eclipse catfish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by fishkeeper21, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

     
     
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  2. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar Well Known Member Member

    You can feed some algae wafers or sinking cichlid pellets.
     
  3. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    Will it eat the whole algae wafer cause I have a pleco and a Cory
     




  4. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar Well Known Member Member

    Yes it will eat.
     
  5. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    The whole thing so I'll have to toss 2 at once
     
  6. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar Well Known Member Member

    Yes you have to.The catfish will scavenge it at night.
     
  7. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    they need a meatier diet not algae wafers
     
  8. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    I'm so confused who has a eclipse catfish that's who I'm trusting
     
  9. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    What are you feeding your fish?
     
  10. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    I don't have one that's why
     
  11. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    What do you feed the fish you do have?
     
  12. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    I don't have any eclipse catfish
     
  13. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    You have other fish right? What do you feed them?
     
  14. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    Algae wafers
     
  15. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    Algae wafers alone aren't good enough to be a staple diet. A small sized good quality pellet will be good for all your fish. Also some frozen brine shrimp, blood worms or mysis shrimp would be good treats. A sun cat will eat all of those items. It will also spend most of it's time hiding until it reaches 5" or so which will be a while. I would expect it to grow to 10"-12" in a few years. By then it will have eaten fish or shrimp you may have that will fit in it's mouth.
     
  16. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    So what should I feed him live ghost shrimp or cihlid pellets also him much do cihlid pellets cost
     
  17. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    No need to feed it anything live and Omega one pellets are less than $10 a can,
     
  18. Mallorysmith44

    Mallorysmith44 Valued Member Member

    I have one an mine has been fed blood worms and ghost shrimp an now that he is full grown he eats small gold fish

    I have had mine for three years now
     
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  19. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

  20. Mallorysmith44

    Mallorysmith44 Valued Member Member

    He is about 4-5 inches long
     




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