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RE: dry food
> Since I obtained the 3 species of killies I am
> currently keeping - Fp. Gar. p-82, Fp. Gar Jos Plateu,
> and Aphyo. Aus. Gold, I have "trained" them to eat dry
> food. As a matter of fact, they eat the dry food with
> as much gusto as live (black worms and brine shrimp).
> I was just curious if any one else out there has had
> GOOD success with dry food, and I would love to know
> the types and brand names of the foods.
> Andre Karobkoff
> akarobkoff at yahoo_com
[Katz, Sue] Many of my killies relish OSI freshwater flake
food. Not all, but I've noticed the large male E. chaperi has been
refusing frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms/glassworms - choosing to
hang at the top until I give him his flakes, then he attacks with great
gusto. Even many of the *well fed but picky* fish that Mach's sent (and
spoiled with all those wonderful live foods he has access to) have
transfered to eating the OSI. They've refused some of the other flake
foods I've tried, so it might be something OSI alone has.
There are some holdouts who turn it down, but not systematically
(like all epiplatys, or all Nothos).
I would also warn that you should watch those cubes of tubifex
and make sure the fishes eat it all. I had a very experienced guppy
keeper kill off my killies in NE 'cause he didn't realize the difference
in appetites and fed like he would his guppies....
skatzx at arizona_midwestern.edu