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> what do peacock bass eat?
m_class
post Oct 24 2004, 08:53 PM
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can u guys list down what u feed ur pbasses?

jus got 2 temnensis p bass. around 3.25 inches. i guess they won't take pellets? or will they when they're hungry?

i duno what else to feed them as of now. will try prawn and bloodworms. should i start feeding live first? ahh no idea. ideas plz.


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post Oct 24 2004, 09:23 PM
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they'll eat damn near everything, but will need to be trained onto the prepared foods such as prawn. I would wait until they get bigger before you do that though. Try to get them as fat as possible before you wean them onto the prepared diet just so they can take the starving method, if that's the one you're going to try.



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post Oct 25 2004, 12:24 AM
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For now, just get 'em eating live black/bloodworms or even lil feeders. you've got plenty of time (and size!) before the training games can/should start.
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post Oct 25 2004, 06:18 AM
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post Oct 25 2004, 09:00 AM
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I grew mine on Mysis shrimp to beef them up. When you want to switch them. I find it works if you fill a glass of water from the tank and thaw any food you are going to give them in that glass. When feeding them dump the glass of food into the tank creating a splash. I know it sounds strange, but I have got my p bass eating pretty much anything I throw at them like this. It is almost as if they trust the glass.
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post Oct 25 2004, 09:01 AM
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By the way M-class. You are from Canada right??
Where did you get the temensis?
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post Oct 25 2004, 01:03 PM
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just get them going! then will eat anything after while


i used to list all my fish but more than 8 lines so......
i have fresh and salt water.
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post Oct 25 2004, 03:56 PM
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thanks for the info. i'll get them some feeder minnows to start them eating.

yes i am from canada. i got these from a buddy from the states. he brought them up for me during the weekend. i am the only one in canada to have these! =)


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post Oct 25 2004, 04:19 PM
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Everyone is pretty much on mark. When swithching to pellets it helps to have other fish that readily eat them. Mine switched as soon as I tried them, I just put him/her in the tank with one of my pikes, and once they started eating, it joined in on the carnage.

Edit you may get a better response in the cichlid forum as well.

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post Oct 26 2004, 01:55 PM
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Withhold food for a few days, and they'll eat a floating leaf.
I have found in the past that somethimes fish don't know that the food is food. If you get a real scavenger in the tank with them, they see that guy eating the food, get mad that they aren't getting any of whatever it is, they come eat some and from then on add that substance to the food category.
Or try mixing substance x in with something they already eat. They'll accidentally eat some and figure it out.
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post Oct 26 2004, 06:53 PM
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well one of my pbass, he's AWESOME. taking prawn on the first night and pellets on the 2nd night. although he spits em out after he's full, that's np.

the 2nd pbass won't touch both. he's seeing the rest eat prawn and pellets but he doesn't seem like he wants to. weird..... i guess he'll start eating soon.


btw, what is the growth rate like for these guys?

they're 3.25 inches right now... how long till they reach 8 inches? with continous feeding?


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