NLS for large and small?

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18 Oct 2010 23:56 #1 by Viperbot (Jason Hughes)
Hi folks. I recently moved on my Oscar to a new home and had just begun feeding him NLS for large carnivores. Thing is, this stuff was pricey and it was bugging me just having it sitting there so I tried crushing it down a bit and feeding it to my Tiger Barbs who went nuts for it. All the ingredients seem fine, and I know this stuff is supposed to be the dogs but im wondering if will this be a good staple for them in the long run as it was designed for large fish?. Its a big tub so will last ages.

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19 Oct 2010 06:58 - 19 Oct 2010 08:14 #2 by dar (darren curry)
would it matter if it was for large fish?, your gonna be feeding smaller portions. i have these little ball type food but they are too big for my tetras so i got out the sea salt shaker put them in it and feeding time is great i give it the oul ainsley harriot treatment a bit of suzie salt and percy pepper

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19 Oct 2010 08:39 #3 by stretnik (stretnik)
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Those Pellets are mainly Carnivore orientated while Barbs etc need a percentage of Plant material in their diet, I'd suggest a Pepper grinder or Mortar and Pestle to grind the large and a suitable Pellet together as a blend, feed the larger grinds to the Fish and save any dust as food for any Fry you might be lucky to breed.

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19 Oct 2010 08:42 #4 by Viperbot (Jason Hughes)
My concern is if I may give them fatty liver or other digestive problems with it as it was made to feed the bigger fish. Reckon Im just being a little too cautious. My last run with Tiger Barbs was a disaster (aeration issue) and want to do it right with them this time. Unfortunately I dont have a NLS tub for small fish to compare the ingredients and such but no doubt google can help there ;) .

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19 Oct 2010 08:53 #5 by stretnik (stretnik)
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You could buy the NLS for Veggie loving Malawii Fish etc and Blend the two.

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19 Oct 2010 08:57 #6 by dar (darren curry)
wat about throwing some fresh veg in along side it?

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19 Oct 2010 09:03 #7 by Viperbot (Jason Hughes)
I will look into that Kev, good idea. Im certainly gonna see if I can get away with this on its own first as it does have spirulina in it too. Lol, its been a while since I set up a tank for small fish and I love this feeling of trepidation that one gets when starting a new venture. All this second guessing and research makes for half the buzz in this hobby imo :laugh: .

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19 Oct 2010 09:13 #8 by Peteemax (Pete Maxwell)
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