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polypeterus

Postby wilddog » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:34 pm

I purchased a 4 inch polypeterus bichir witch will not eat regular fish flakes or pellets, so I feed him blood worms. But I can't just feed it blood worms as it requires a balanced diet and blood worms cost a relatively large amount. any suggestions on cheap food it will like?
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Re: polypeterus

Postby Big Den » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:11 pm

Polypterus are predators and as such are carnivorous. They can be trained to take carnivore pellets but failing that try them on 'lance fish' that are sold in your local aquarium shop in blister packs. They also relish garden worms which should be chopped up for them if too big.
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Re: polypeterus

Postby wilddog » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:04 pm

Thanks a lot :)
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Re: polypeterus

Postby superdart » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:09 am

If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: polypeterus

Postby malakye » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:07 pm

Superdart has given you the advice I would have. Just keep in mind that even though relatively small their mouths are huge so keep an eye on the tank mates
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Re: polypeterus

Postby wilddog » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:30 pm

Thanks for the responses.
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Re: polypeterus

Postby superdart » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:14 am

If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: polypeterus

Postby wilddog » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:38 pm

just fed it some new era tropical pellets, it loved them!
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Re: polypeterus

Postby Graeme » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:12 am

That must be a relief to see him eating now.
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Re: polypeterus

Postby wilddog » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:18 pm

sure is :)
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