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Old September 7th 03, 03:51 AM
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"maibit" wrote in message
Sorry to repeat myself but all the responses to my post are gone could
you please repost or email them to me. TIA


I have Severums and Bood Parrots (separate tanks) but they have one
thing in common and that is they will only eat certain sized food. I
like to feed them flake food several times a week which rarely happens
because so far all the brands of flake food I've purchased (clearly
labeled LARGE flakes) have very few large flakes left by the time I
get it home. My blood parrots have a really hard time eating or that
might be catching food. They won't even go after it if it's not a
certain size so can anyone recommend a LARGE flake food that is still
in flakes not crumbs. Or is there something out there like SLOW
sinking pellets. I need advice on foods to feed these guys. My
Severums are just plain picky. If they had their way they'd eat Krill
and peas 3 times a day for the rest of their lives. Silly fish.

Thanks, maibit

Some ideas. Flake food also comes in large pails for use in the LFS. I
use Nutrafin Max in 2g pails. Take an empty food container to a
sympathetic LFS and they might fill it with the large flakes for you.
Another idea is that some LFS package their own brands. I've used Big
Al's flake food and the package is transparent so you can see what size
you are getting.

Your Severums are IMHO spoiled ) Stop feeding them for several days.
They will show a new enthusiasm for whatever you throw in there no matter
how slow or fast it sinks. Severums are also not as big an eater as
their size would suggest IMO, if being kept in cooler waters and/or by

I could make some disparaging remarks about genetically modified fish who
lack operating mouth muscles, even if their mouth were to close, but
instead, I'll suggest the following items for your Parrots to inhale;
bloodworms, brine & mysis shrimp, mashed krill, quartered tubifex cubes &
small floating pellets.



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