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    Default Question about discus feeding

    Hi. I just wanted to ask for guidance about food for my upcoming discus. Right now, I have the Cobalt discus flake food that Hans sponsored. I was also going to buy some of the freeze dried black worms from Al. Any other suggestions on food to feed them? Thinking I'll just alternate between those two everyday. The discus will probably be 3.5-4 inches.

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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    Ocean Nutrition Prime Reef flakes, Tetra Color granules, Ocean Nutrition Spirulina flakes etc.
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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    I feed mine straight homemade beef heart, Al's FDBlkW, Hikari VibraBites, and Hikari Discus Bio-Gold. They're most excited to eat the FDBlkW, but they do eat just about everything I put in there. Including some of the Cobalt "Hans" flake.

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    Chopped Red Worms. Shrimp cut into tiny pieces like the red worms. OSI

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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    For mine I don’t feed beef heart. I feed Al’s black worms,vibrabites,tetra color granules,sera discus granules and a mixture of flake foods that I mix together ON prime reef,Cali black worm flakes and garlic flakes. For treats after water changes I feel hakari flozen bloodworms and brime shrimp.

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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    I have always fed my Discus pellets instead of flake. I know people do use flake successfully, but Discus like to graze from the bottom and the pellets will sink.

    The worms are great. I feed tubifex because it's less expensive and also farmed in clean water not collected from sewers. I feed three times a day and feed the pellets for breakfast and lunch and give the Tubifex as their dinnertime feast. But what you are planning on doing is just fine.
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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    Chopped Red Worms. Shrimp cut into tiny pieces like the red worms.
    Fixed it. ^^^
    I also fed Omega sinking super color pellets. Both the regular small sinking and the Discus. I've also bought Al's products.
    My local pet store will order a 1/2lb bag of California black worms from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    I have always fed my Discus pellets instead of flake. I know people do use flake successfully, but Discus like to graze from the bottom and the pellets will sink.

    The worms are great. I feed tubifex because it's less expensive and also farmed in clean water not collected from sewers. I feed three times a day and feed the pellets for breakfast and lunch and give the Tubifex as their dinnertime feast. But what you are planning on doing is just fine.
    Where do you buy your tubifex, Liz? I've been thinking of an alternative to freeze dried black worms on account of them being like $250/pound.

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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    I think Dan Garcia sells freeze dried Tubiflex in bulk @ https://blackwormsbrineshrimp.com/pr...ex-worm-cubes/


    Quote Originally Posted by jwcarlson View Post
    Where do you buy your tubifex, Liz? I've been thinking of an alternative to freeze dried black worms on account of them being like $250/pound.
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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    Thank you, Francis!

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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    Are freeze dried tubifex worms as good as freeze dried blackworms?

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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    I get mine from E-bay. I have a ton of tanks so I buy in bulk and keep the extra in the freezer. Is far as I know, Tubifex is equal in nutritional value to blackworms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    I get mine from E-bay. I have a ton of tanks so I buy in bulk and keep the extra in the freezer. Is far as I know, Tubifex is equal in nutritional value to blackworms.
    Freeze dried Tubifex (from supplier Francis linked above):
    Crude Protein - Min. 54.0%
    Crude Fat - Min. 9.0%
    Crude Fiber - Max. 2.0%
    Moisture - Max. 5.0%

    Freeze dried Black Worms (from Al's FDBlkW @ aquaticsuppliers.com)
    Crude Protein - 66.35%
    Crude fat - 13.87%
    crude fiber - 0.24%
    Moisture - 3%

    I did order some tubifex, though I haven't heard anything for almost two weeks so wonder if I should hit them up.

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    Default Re: Question about discus feeding

    Brine Shrimp Direct has a variety of freeze dried products.

    https://www.brineshrimpdirect.com/sp...ied-fish-food/
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    Any idea of a good supplier of FDblkW for the UK?
    Last edited by wuvarien; 11-24-2022 at 03:47 PM.

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