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Old 09-22-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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What do you feed your arowana, that gives the best result. Any ideas for a high quality pellet? Thanks, -Justin
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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I personally feed my arowana cut up pieces of raw uncooked market shrimp; I buy it with shell on, thaw it, remove the shell,cut it up, then feed the aro. You can try pressing pellets into the pieces of shrimp; most keepers would recommend either Hikari or NLS pellets.

If you are lucky, your fish will take to pellets, and then you can skip the shrimp. Otherwise you will have to try starving it to eat pellets and that can be stressful.

If you are unlucky, you could get a picky eater. Sometimes crickets/meal worms/king worms can spoil a fish and it will only eat these live foods.

I am guessing your fish is already on cut up prawn. Ask the previous owner what he was feeding it.

Good luck and congratulations on your new fish.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:49 AM   #3
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I personally feed my arowana cut up pieces of raw uncooked market shrimp; I buy it with shell on, thaw it, remove the shell,cut it up, then feed the aro. You can try pressing pellets into the pieces of shrimp; most keepers would recommend either Hikari or NLS pellets.

If you are lucky, your fish will take to pellets, and then you can skip the shrimp. Otherwise you will have to try starving it to eat pellets and that can be stressful.

If you are unlucky, you could get a picky eater. Sometimes crickets/meal worms/king worms can spoil a fish and it will only eat these live foods.

I am guessing your fish is already on cut up prawn. Ask the previous owner what he was feeding it.

Good luck and congratulations on your new fish.
Thanks. Yes the aro is eating shrimp, and worms. I'll leave it be for a while before attempting to starve it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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Chopped fish fillet and prawns are easy and economical. Talk to your local seafood shop about there old food. I get all kinds of food this way at $3-5/lbs salmon, trout, tuna, catfish, etc...It is perfectly fine food just not good enough for them to sell to the public they called this pet grade food.
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Chopped fish fillet and prawns are easy and economical. Talk to your local seafood shop about there old food. I get all kinds of food this way at $3-5/lbs salmon, trout, tuna, catfish, etc...It is perfectly fine food just not good enough for them to sell to the public they called this pet grade food.
Is there any type of seafood that shouldn't be fed?
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Is there any type of seafood that shouldn't be fed?
Just the stuff they wont eat. I find that Salmon and trout be have the best results however you can expect an oil film on the water after feeding that will last a couple hours. In smaller systems consider white fleshed fish like prawns, tilapia, haddock, etc...less oily food made be better. Try some things and see what works for you and your fish best.
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Just the stuff they wont eat. I find that Salmon and trout be have the best results however you can expect an oil film on the water after feeding that will last a couple hours. In smaller systems consider white fleshed fish like prawns, tilapia, haddock, etc...less oily food made be better. Try some things and see what works for you and your fish best.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #8
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Mine eats the following....Hikari sticks,smelt,shrimp,massivore pellets,carnivore pellets. Super worms,minnows,crickets as treats once in a blue moon. I was lucky and didn't have a picky eater. Even eats my finger once in a while. LOL. Varied diets are the best for their health! Just a pain in the arse keeping everything on hand. Couldn't imagine having more then one. Just as expensive as feeding my pbass.
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My Red Tail Golden is very picky and only eats Mealworms, feeder Goldfish and sometimes Crickets.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #10
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I feed all my aros Hikari Massivore. It's clean, easy and produces good results.

To Theo's point, every fish is different. My SR was on mealworms and prawn for over a year before I decided to move him to pellets. It took just over five months of starving before he made the switch. Patience and persistence are key!
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