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Apistogramma hongsloi diet & other requirements

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  • #302505

    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

     

     

    #349503

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    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

    Regards

    R.

    #349509

    oaken
    Participant

    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.

    #349510

    Jakub
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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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