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Old 03-08-2006, 10:31 AM
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Default Feeding frontosa with tankmates

Ho hum, I guess this is the downside to having a mixed tank. Given I've never done it with other species..not sure why I chose to this time but anyways... I have the frontosa in with a blue dolphin. The blue dolphin is an absolute glutten for food...it eats it all before the frontosa even get to noticing it's feeding time .

If I feed more, the whole cycle just repeats itself

I was wondering... if I feed the 3mm pellets for the blue dolphin and the 1 mm (which is what I'm currently feeding the frontosa)...say at the other end of the tank...do you think that the frontosa will try to eat the 3mm....if they do,should I be concerned for any reason?

Thus far, bloodworms seems to be the best advantage for the frontosa as they are somewhat dispearsed in the tank. I don't want to deprive them of other food...but if I have to stay with the bloodworms for abit longer....does that seem like a problem in any way?

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Thats probally one of the biggest problems with housing other fish other than Frontosa's or Cyphos as most other fish that you will house with them are more than likely more aggressive at feeding time .I would suggest that you spread the food around when feeding in different spots so that the C.Moorii aka Dolphin will feed at one end of the tank and the Frontosa's hopefully at the other end of the tank
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Yep, I wish I knew it before and should have

The dolphin's a beautiful fish...I think but I was after a frontosa tank. Hurts to see them have that kind of competiton.

I'm going to try your suggestion but I swear that where there's food...there's a blue dolphin .

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also watch just feeding frozen food as its about 70% water not much food at all
i only use it as a treat or when i am trying to get a female to spawn it works wonders
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