Are the fluval big bites ok to feed regular or are these classed as a treat. I usual feed mine these twice a week?I'm not sure about the feeding habits of barbs, danio's and rainbows or whether they need to be fed flakes. My tetras and pencilfish are very enthusiastic feeders. I have learnt to feed enough of the NLS pellets and bug bites that enough reach the substrate for the corys. With 30 corys and a BN I don't have to worry too much about a bit extra and the characins do go down to the substrate to help out. I feed the shrimp and veggie pellets shortly before lights out. The characins will attack these with gusto but by the time they have softened sufficiently the lights have gone out and the corys are able to eat at their leisure once its dark.
Some days I only do an early feed (NLS or bug bites), some days I only do a late feed (shrimp pellets or veggie rounds) and some days I do both. I don't have a set pattern for these but I do always NOT feed at all on the same day of the week. I also get to travel for work a couple of times a month so they get the odd total break of somwhere between 2-5 days.
NLS seem to be very highly recommended along with omega one. Certainly on this forum anywayI also got that recommendation from Ian Fuller regarding the tabs. A site I am also a member of. But, the recommendation is not in the US so--
I feed NLS food exclusively. It is an excellent prepared food. I feed three types of pellets and NLS Flake ( which they love as well) as a staple. I also rotate frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and freeze-dried blackworms.
Been feeding my wild cordoras eques, brochis splendens, and corydoras duplicareous freeze-dried blackkworms for 5+ years at least 2 x weekly without an issue. I can personally give testament that they cause no issues if not overfeeding.
I use Bug Bites twice a week too. With three "basic" sinking foods, alternating daily means each gets used twice a week, though I also include a fast day every week so it can vary. And the seventh day, water change day, is when the frozen treats are fed.Are the fluval big bites ok to feed regular or are these classed as a treat. I usual feed mine these twice a week?
P.s looked up omega one shrimp pellets and they do a tub of shrimp & lobster pellets. Ever used those?