December 29, 2011
Has anyone got recommendations on feeding A. hongsloi? I have introduced a pair three days ago and the male doesn't want to eat. Only occasionally he would grab a bite or two and then spit it out straight away. I have tried frozen daphnia, flake and algae tablets (not that I thought he would want the tablet but tried it anyway).
Any advice on what to go with next? Bloodworms? Cichlid pellets?
Although I don't know the origin of the fish, I am sure they are not wild caught.
Please share your experiences.
May 2, 2012
in similar cases I always fed live sludge worm, Tubifex tubifex, with great success. I know that live Tubifex are highly controversial amongst fishkeepers but I never had a problem so far. If you don't want to take any risk you could try the fresh frozen variety. Another little trick is mussle meat. I just cut a whole mussle in half and secure it with a kebab stick at the bottom for easy removal. It could be worth a shot.
Hope this is of help
September 15, 2008
In my experience Apistogramma aren't picky eaters, but flake foods aren't usually on the top of their list. Anyway, if you don't have access to live foods I would suggest trying other forms of frozen food. Frozen brine shrimp and mysis shrimp (or similar) are usually a safe bet. Good quality granular food is good as well.
December 29, 2011
Thank you both for answering, however ...
... just as I was planning a trip to the LFS for tomorrow the problematic male started munching on the frozen daphnia I was feeding to other fish. Perhaps he just needed a bit of time to settle in?
Looks like the problem solved itself, but I will keep your advice in mind - the mussle meat I have never tried before - may come in handy one day
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