LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





 

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Feeding Corys
June 2, 2011
6:20 pm
Avatar
ender2811
Veteran
Forum Posts: 161
Member Since:
March 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey guys, I'm looking for some info on how to properly feed my corys.
I have 4 paleatus in my tank. They were put in yesterday. I plan on having seven or eight total. I bought them some Tetra TabiMin today and I would appreciate any tips you have on when to feed them, how often, how much and basically anything U think I should to know. I'm a beginner so feel free to add the most basic stuff U can think of.

June 2, 2011
6:50 pm
Avatar
Matt
Málaga, Spain
Admin
Forum Posts: 8239
Member Since:
June 13, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Get some frozen bloodworm and chop it small before feeding. Live Tubifex is also good for putting weight on them if you can get it. I'd feed at least twice a day as they're young and look quite thin.

Cake or death?
June 2, 2011
7:13 pm
Avatar
ender2811
Veteran
Forum Posts: 161
Member Since:
March 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Can get frozen bloodworm, live tubifex is probably a no.
Good to have your input. wouldn't have thought they were thin. Will get on it.

June 2, 2011
7:14 pm
Avatar
Stefan
Community Helper
Forum Posts: 1567
Member Since:
January 29, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 2 2011, 08:33 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get some frozen bloodworm and chop it small before feeding. Live Tubifex is also good for putting weight on them if you can get it. I'd feed at least twice a day as they're young and look quite thin.

Wow you've just listed the 2 worst possible 'food' choices in the world for anything that can swim and has a pulse /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> The 2 are often polluted, not very nutritious, makes fish fat etc. I feed mine dry foods (pellets and stuff, flake) and frozen food (Artemia).

June 2, 2011
9:53 pm
Avatar
ender2811
Veteran
Forum Posts: 161
Member Since:
March 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I can get frozen Artemia too. What pellets do u give them? What kind of feeding regime do you follow with corys? Any details would be of great help.

I've read on a couple of posts here that bloodworm isn't considered the most healthiest of food. Matt saw some pics of my fish and he thought they looked skiny, so I think he suggested it as a sort of fast food type deal. To get some calories in them fast maybe.

June 2, 2011
10:11 pm
Avatar
Stefan
Community Helper
Forum Posts: 1567
Member Since:
January 29, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I believe that bloodworm are mostly made up of water? If you need them to 'fatten up' a tad I'd go with dry foods (make sure they sink). I'll check on which pellets I use tomorrow. For flake I use JBL whatever. I feed them once a day, 5-6x a week.

June 2, 2011
11:49 pm
Avatar
Matt
Málaga, Spain
Admin
Forum Posts: 8239
Member Since:
June 13, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I hear ya Imhotep. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> Are there any published studies as to the relevant nutritional value of the worms? What I do is use them, especially frozen bloodworm, to get difficult fishes feeding then introduce dried stuff later. That's why I said Tubifex is good for putting weight on the fish. The Gastromyzon, for example, wouldn't touch dry products at first but now exist mostly on crushed Sera tablets. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Cake or death?
June 3, 2011
6:46 am
Avatar
Bluedave
Veteran
Forum Posts: 777
Member Since:
June 28, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Sera tetraprima for me

June 3, 2011
9:22 am
Avatar
ender2811
Veteran
Forum Posts: 161
Member Since:
March 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ok, lets see here.

@Stefan - tablets + granules + frozen Artemia occasionally is an OK diet for them??? Once a day with 1 day off a week???

@Matt - Mine eat the tablets with some ''enthusiasm'' so just giving them more will suffice in terms of putting some meat on them???

@Bluedave - I looked about on the web catalogs, is it Tetra Prima or Sera Premium? Basically both are discus granules. That is what u meant, right???

I'm including some pics of the four of them so u can get a better sense of the state they're in. What are the physical signs of malnutrition??? Is there something I can use as an indicator, like the thickness of the ''hump'', or the ratio of length/width, or is it just something u get a feel for with experience?

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

Attached files

[Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found]

June 3, 2011
5:17 pm
Avatar
Stefan
Community Helper
Forum Posts: 1567
Member Since:
January 29, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The pellets I feed them - and they love - are O.S.I. Sinking Shrimp Pellets /happy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="^_^" border="0" alt="happy.gif" /> They'll take prima as well, and I feed them all kinds of flake. 2 days a week without food is good too - non adjacent days.

June 3, 2011
6:19 pm
Avatar
Bluedave
Veteran
Forum Posts: 777
Member Since:
June 28, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Tetra prima mate - and yes it's discus granules but my cory's used to love it - once it had fallen out of the reach of the discus.

June 3, 2011
8:04 pm
Avatar
ender2811
Veteran
Forum Posts: 161
Member Since:
March 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ok, that seems good. I'll probably end up buying a lot of stuff and see what they like.
Funny fish when they feed. They look like a dog when u get home, wagging their tales like they're having a seizure /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Thanks for the help guys.

June 7, 2011
10:19 pm
Avatar
Mark N
Member
Forum Posts: 20
Member Since:
May 23, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I would agree with most foods suggested but would like to add the best one that's been left off the list:
Earthworm! Chop finely. Your hands will smell, but the Corys will love it! Should you wish to breed the Corys, earthworm will get the females into condition.
Don't overfeed though, because it will quickly go off.

QUOTE (ender2811 @ Jun 3 2011, 08:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, that seems good. I'll probably end up buying a lot of stuff and see what they like.
Funny fish when they feed. They look like a dog when u get home, wagging their tales like they're having a seizure /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Thanks for the help guys.

Forum Timezone: Europe/Paris

Most Users Ever Online: 246

Currently Online:
1 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Devices in use: Desktop (1)

Top Posters:

Stefan: 1567

Plaamoo: 1257

mikev: 1134

Malti: 1099

Mark Duffill: 1012

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 30519

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 10

Topics: 4603

Posts: 36641

Newest Members: wong123, Kevin20359, troides, noos, ziedive

Administrators: dunc: 1323, Matt: 8239