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Re: NFC: Oscar Data
Seems that the answer is fairly clear. Live food good!
How many months does it take an Oscar to attain adulthood? I would
continue the experiment until they are all adults. Some fish babies are
scrawny and flesh out when close to adulthood. Just my naive suggestion.
On Fri, 12 Feb 1999,
Ronald W. Brooks wrote:
> Some of you might be interested in mid results in the experiment I am
> Data so far feed type -vs- weight gain
> 2 tanks with 4 fish each . with an original average weight of 18 grams and
> average length of 5 cm.
> Tank 1 to be fed twice daily commercial fish pellets with the following
> breakdown crude protein - 35%
> crude fat - 4%
> Crude fibre - 5%
> Ash - <= 10%
> moisture <= 9%
> Tank 2 to be fed twice daily with gut loaded live feeder fish
> start-> feeder guppies
> then -> rosy reds
> current -> feeder goldfish
> All fish bought from the same location and sales tank as an attempt to get
> close genetic stock
> At 3 month weigh in
> Tank 1 fish weighed average of 48 grams with length of 10 cm
> Tank 2 fish weighed average of 119 grams and length of 16 cm
> Quandary stop experiment and feed Tank 1 live food also or continue for 3
> more months.
> The One Who Walks Two Paths
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