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Re: NFC: feeding / silversides

Re the silversides, if you have anything the least bit
aggressive with them you will most likely find them on
the floor. A cover for sure, and I would want a LOT of
plants, both planted and floating. They are spooks,
and also somewhat susceptible to whatever comes along.


--- kidt cordry <kidtt at hotmail_com> wrote:
> 1:  tropical or goldfish food:  what to give captive
> natives?
> 2:  thoughts/suggestions on keeping brook
> silversides as an aqurium captive, 
> particularly in a "rainbowfish/shiner" tank.
> 1:  back when i was just keeping fatheads in a 10
> gal, I was giving them 
> various wardly and tetra products on a rotating
> basis.
> in other words, what ever came up in my hand when i
> reached into the draw. 
> the menu included, sinking goldfish crumbles,
> goldfish flake, tropical 
> flake, freeze dried blood wroms, and betta min(tetra
> ruby and fzd brine).  I 
> figured that since toughies were cold water,
> oppurtunistic feeders who 
> comsummed a lot of algea and plant matter, that the
> menu would provie the 
> dietary variablity needed for best health. besides,
> the fish never had the 
> waitress send the food back to the kitchen, so i
> guess they liked it...
> now that I have put the fatheades in the 55 with the
> redbelly dace, 
> redshiners and rainbowfish, i am continuing the same
> feeding regimen.
> I don;t think that a little "vegtable based"
> goldfish food is going to hurt 
> the rainbows, and everyone is colored up nicely.  I
> also give sinking 
> waffers for the pleco and otos.
> the 35 gets more of a tropical rotation.
> the gambusia get what ever i have in my hand when i
> remember to feed them.
> any thoughts on these feeding practices?
> 2:  I recently saw a pic of a brook silverside. 
> nice oddlooking fish.
> anyone ever keep them?  is there an artical on doing
> so?  how do you think 
> they would do in my 55?
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