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Strange Frontosa feeding behavior

8 years 5 months ago #29421 by ziggy2
How many fronts do you have?

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8 years 8 months ago #28322 by sawboy2
Replied by sawboy2 on topic Strange Frontosa feeding behavior
Funny you ask Wilpir. I just cut up about 30 shrimp and fed em around to the fronts, champs, and all my Ca/Sa's. Shrimp is fine for frontosa. And I fed my Tropheus the same food as all my other Africans based on Mike G's recommendation. They were fine.

But I digress. You are probably right Jim. They're full. I feed my fronts every other day or 3rd day. Sometimes two or three days in a row, but not too often. But I always make sure they go a day or two without food during a 7 day span.

Now, figure out when you're heading "out this way" LOL, so I can get those fronts from ya!

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8 years 8 months ago #28321 by Kegger22
I think you have fronts mixed up with tropheus,

Fronts = high protein
trophs = little protein

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8 years 8 months ago #28315 by Jim in Michiana
Typically, I feed every other day.......  now that I think of it, I have fed that tank for each of the last 3 days.......  Simply put, They're FULL !!!

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8 years 8 months ago #28314 by whetfish
I've found the my fronts will eat in waves.  They'll be times when their stomachs are like bottomless pits and others when they just don't eat that much.

What frequency and menu routine do you feed you fronts? Daily?

Not checked for facts.

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8 years 8 months ago #28313 by Jim in Michiana
Tonight when I went to feed my Mpimbwe colony, I defrosted and cut up the usual amount of raw/peeled/headless shrimp . I have been feeding them from the same bag of frozen shrimp for the last 2 weeks. Tonight, most of them ran right up to the food and turned away. A few "mouthed" at it once or twice, but didn't eat it. I used the same cutting utensils, the same cutting board, and the same plastic cup I always use to hold the cut up pieces prior to feeding.

They were fed brine shrimp sticks the past 2 days, so I thought they might have gotten finicky... I try to feed a small bit of sticks, with the same results. There has been no change in their waterchange routine, as my drippers replace approx 1/3 of their water everyday.

I am open to suggestions as to why they have gone "off their food".........

btw, another colony of frontosa in a different tank is behaving normally having followed the same routine for the last few weeks.

Anyone have an idea ???

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