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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

PostPosted: 2005.01.29(Sat)16:04    Post subject: Best food choices? Reply with quote

Hey everyone, I just need some suggestions. My tank is currently cycling, and once it is done I will be getting the following fish:
1 betta
6 head and tail light tetras
2 otos
3 cory cats
2 african dwarf frogs (we already have them, and thier food, they are currently in a different, already established tank)

Anyways, I was wondering if any one can suggest the best types of food to feed these guys. Blood worms? flakes? any particular brand that you all like?

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Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: AZ

PostPosted: 2005.01.29(Sat)19:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Life Spectrum food is by far the best my fish have ever eaten. They actually will push each other out of the way to get to the pellets!

For the otos, I'd pick up some Omega One algae wafers. Far superior in ingredients than the Hikari wafers.

And frozen food as a treat for the fish, and a staple for the frogs. Go with whiteworms, bloodworms, tubifex, etc.
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Joined: 10 Oct 2004

PostPosted: 2005.01.29(Sat)22:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, I have a similar question, but more specific, so I might as well add to this board.
Taratron, you suggested the omega-one brand to lunar flame. I recently bought new tetras and was looking into buy tropical fish food. I hesitated on the Omega-one brand.
in science class awhile ago, my teacher informed us of this new brand. He said that everything by that brand is entirely gentically modified and created. In the short run, it is great for you and your fish (the brand also makes eggs, milk, bread... anything that can be eaten), it will make you feel healthier, stronger, and I suppose make your colours brighter if youre a fish. but in the long run, it can do some serious damage to you and those eating anything by that brand. Such as internal organ problems and diseases, and other hazards.
I was wondering if anybody new anything about any of this. The brand is fairly new, only a few years old, affordable, so I don't know if anybody has seen any of these say, malfunctions. what are your thoughts?
In the end, I chickened out and bought all natural fish flake food, but I'm still curious about it.
love to hear what people have to say about this...

curious kyleen
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Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada

PostPosted: 2005.01.30(Sun)8:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Knottykleen,
Definately, definately, definately just my opinion but I think your science teacher was somewhat irresponsable and/or polarized on the G.M.O. issue. There isn't any real evidence that G.M.O.'s cause health problems, any more than other foods. Most every kind of food and domestic animal has been genetically modified by man in some way. Check out what a real tomato or potato looks like. The G.M.O. arguement should be more around the Geopolitics and nature of creation which are valid points but some people who believe so badly in something will use scare tactics instead of logic.. You, and your fish, have way more chance of falling ill from Botulism, Salmonella, parasites or some other "natural form of pathogen than from a imagined G.M.O. disorder 20 years down the road. I don't care one way or the other but I think it's not right to perpetuate a myth without scientific evidence, especially for a science teacher!. Oddly enough, in humans, there are more problems with organic or small scale food production due to pathogen contamination and poor processing yet I promote both of these.
Just my totally unneccisary .02 worth Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2005.01.30(Sun)11:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey dale,
thnx for the opinion. I don't really know too much about genetically modified foods, I just followed my teachers heeds. thnx tho, at least now I know they arent that bad for your fish afterall. I was just looking out for my fish, but at least now I have the other argument and more proof that its safe. and yeah, my teacher didn't give any evidence or scientific logic, so I guess youre right.
thnx again
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Joined: 22 Jan 2005
Location: London

PostPosted: 2005.01.30(Sun)11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all eat genetically modified food. Practically every fruit, vegetable or animal we eat that has been farmed has been subject to artificial selection which is basically just slower genetic modification.
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Joined: 25 Oct 2004
Location: ontario, canada

PostPosted: 2005.01.30(Sun)19:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

lunarflame bettas love love love freeze dried blood worms and sun dried baby shrimp I also feed them hikari pellet things from time to time and a usual staple of flake food, my cories and cae eat algae chips and bottom feeder pellets and any flake/other food that falls to the bottom don't know much about the genetically modified food..
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