There are many live foods which
can be fed to your fishes, and I would say that to bring fish into breeding condition
you do need to feed some live food.
Many people will disagree with
this and say that just feeding flake food will do the same job. Everyone to his
or her own opinion.
Foods that we feed every week are Bloodworm,
white worm and daphnia. We often feed approx once a fortnight brine shrimp and
Bloodworm are red worms which can be found in water
butts and similar places where there are rotting leaves or vegetation but only
in very small amounts. They can be bought in your local pet shops in bags for
about 30p, but do remember to drain off the water and only feed the worms.
or water fleas are found in ponds filter beds or again for ease can be purchased
in shops for about the same price as bloodworm. These again are good for all fishes
and give them something to chase around the tank. The only time that I do not
feed daphnia is when Angelfish have young on, I have found that the young angels
tend to disappear with the daphnia.
Brine Shrimp Adult brine
shrimp is bought from the shops but if I need newly hatched for my fry then I
will hatch some over 24 hours. My way is a demijohn with a heater in it filled
to the neck with aired water and 2 tablespoons of cooking salt added and 1 teaspoon
of eggs and away you go. Newly hatched shrimp in 24/36 hours feed that and watch
the fry bellies swell.
Earthworms easy soak in milk to clean
then chop them up and feed..
Tubifex Worms live in sludge
from the sewage works but can be bought from retail shops by a measure. This should
be kept under running water at all times. If this is not possible then only buy
what you can feed in one go, you can buy worm feeders in which you can put the
tubifex in your tank.
Hard Boiled egg yolk this will cause
infusoria to feed newly hatched fry for the first few days.
usually put a small amount into some muslin or clean piece of cloth and dip it
in the water so that a milky liquid drips from the cloth into the tank and watch
the bellies go yellow.
These are members thought and not necessary
everyone else’s what I say is if it works for you carry on it may not work for