Mixed fish When to start tanning for Red？
My Red is now around 8-9in, and only eating SW...sigh...anyone can advise how to convert to MP?
Also when to start tanning? 12in or bigger?
Thanks in advance for all shifu pointers and advise!
Happy Long Weekend in advance!
wah bro. u got how many tanks? a comm of gold and now a red? im planning to do that also.
search the forum , there is some thread by the pros about tanning red.as i remember red can b tan anytime.most important is bg must be blue or black.mostly say black better.
btw,since ur red main diet is sw same like my gold. do u get some oily layer on the water surface? and last nite i change my wool there is a large chunk of white oily thing ( look n feel like lard )
>Yes...SW is oily and that white stuffs might be part of the SW flesh thats un-consume!!
>I read somewhere that feeding SW alone is not good and will increase chance of DE as SW is fatty diet good to pump up Aro but fat might accumulate on the eyes area causing DE...and MP is better as the shell will promoter better colour....and easier and less messy...lucky I have hook inside my tank to clear off the flesh of the SW when the Red is chomping down on the SW!! Very useful hook :-)
>oh what hook is that? mind to share?
my gold only eats sw and crickets. even dubia roach it refuse. tried some times starving and train pellet and mp , but heart still not hard enough.
my gold already develope DE on 1 side , but still can bear to c it starve.
>Emperor Red hook or Blackberry or normal red hook shd do as their mouth small small....so best to scoop up all the split over flesh of SW when Aro chomp on the SW....
>The only way to convert diet is to starve the Aro. They can go without food for as long as 1-2 weeks before giving in. Try to feed them very small pieces which would entice them to bite it. Though they may spit out sometimes but means got chance already. Press on and dont give in, they are living things also and dont want to starve to death. Even a man who is dying of hunger will be desperate enough to eat food from unclean sources.
Yes, SW is one of aro favourite food and most will not hesitate to eat it but it does not provide a very healthy diet due to its fatty contents. SW lacks the color enhancing component that MP has which is why most hobbyist insist on MP diet for their aro since color, shine and looks is everything.
>Thanks Bro Kiwichew...I have now put in some feeder fish to make it switch back to feeder before next step to MP :-) hopefully this will be a easier path.....?? Cheers!
>Have stop SW totally...can tell he is very eager to eat SW as every time Im near he will swim near the place where I used to drop the SW !! As if waiting for me to drop the SW again and he will swim up n down like wriggling on the same location like that....see already also heart pain....hiaz....
>Originally Posted by davesohcs Thanks Bro Kiwichew...I have now put in some feeder fish to make it switch back to feeder before next step to MP :-) hopefully this will be a easier path.....?? Cheers! It will be very hard for your aro to switch to MP once it has the mindset that it only eats live food. Heart of steel bro and patience!
Dont give in to your aro, show him who is the boss. We know what is best for them.
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