Piranha Keepers - What Diet Do You Feed?

simonas

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I've only had my red belly toddlers a couple of weeks and they are feeding very well on prawn and lancefish... but I want to give them a varied diet woth everythin they need

what else do you feed yours?
 

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I've only had my red belly toddlers a couple of weeks and they are feeding very well on prawn and lancefish... but I want to give them a varied diet woth everythin they need

what else do you feed yours?

Hi

i feed my 4 reds, pollock,raw prawn,squid and beefheart.

only use the beefheart occasionally as they cannot digest it as well and they get fat,squid is pretty cheap in supermarkets nowdays.
 

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I do krill, prawns, silversides, and when I have it, squid. You can also enrich food with supplements if you wish to.

2x on the beefheart only occasionally. It's mammalian meat/fat rather than fish, which their digestive systems weren't designed for.
 
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cheers for that
they go mad for the lancefish and leave a skull with stripped spine, very amusing as they are only little tiddlers for moment
 

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sounds cool with the skull and spine

you should catch the skelaton annd put it in baking soda in a sealed tub for a few months it would be pretty cool
 

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I love the red belly's, I kept them years ago but have to admit, it did not go to well, thier favourite food seemed to be each other. Got any pic's, would love to see them :good:
 
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I;m enjoying their tank and their bullish behaviour when they don;t notice me looking

they;re too small for pics with my camera phone at the moment, I;ll borrow a decent digi camera and see if i can get any decent pics
 

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are live mussles good? just there very cheap per kg and can buy as many or little as i need or is that a possible route for introduction of a disease, also are cockles or mussles cooked and in a jar filled with water brought from a supermarket any good?
 
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mine eat frozen mussels they were very messy though

I didn;t keep the red bellies that long they were dirty and required lots of manintenance and not that interesting to keep :good:
 

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i didnt know you had red bellys mate......

didnt you get rid of some not long ago?

ive always fancied a group of them they look stunning :drool:
 

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the threads from when he had them :good:
 
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he he I don;t suppose I answerd the question that well someone has recently resurected my old piranha threads

I don;t think I;d keep them again unless I had a load of tanks and one spare
 

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