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Apistogramma hongsloi diet & other requirements
December 12, 2012
11:24 am
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Jakub
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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.

Cheers

Jakub

 

 

December 12, 2012
11:39 am
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Rüdiger
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Hi Jakub,

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

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R.

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December 12, 2012
6:11 pm
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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 12, 2012
9:10 pm
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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 :)

Cheers

Jakub

 

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