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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 05:39 PM
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and my homemade food
Sorry to hijack the thread, but what's in your homemade food?
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You mention you have been doing this 10 years, but you don't seem to mention anywhere that angelfish grow quite big.

I believe they can reach a vertical size of 12 inches and around 6 inches horizontally. They therefore need a substantially tall aquarium and keeping them in aquariums that are not tall enough can lead to deformities in their dorsal fins.

Just something to keep in mind as I don't think a 30 gallon is going to be big enough for all four of them once they hit maturity and if they start to pair off you could see a fair amount of aggression.


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You mention you have been doing this 10 years, but you don't seem to mention anywhere that angelfish grow quite big.

I believe they can reach a vertical size of 12 inches and around 6 inches horizontally. They therefore need a substantially tall aquarium and keeping them in aquariums that are not tall enough can lead to deformities in their dorsal fins.

Just something to keep in mind as I don't think a 30 gallon is going to be big enough for all four of them once they hit maturity and if they start to pair off you could see a fair amount of aggression.
its just a started tank for them i will movie them to my 220g after they grow bigger
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but what's in your homemade food?

Since you should only use human grade food items to start....saute it and put it on pasta...yumm and you can have lunch with your Betta...laffs......

When I make it...it varies each time...depending on what I have since I grow my own spinach and garlic...plus garlic cloves can vary in size as can the spinach leaves...lol.....
Generally..
Shrimp- 1 large raw/frozen or steamed (no added salt or other additives) and I smash this up with the side of a knife....
Garlic-I use 3-5 cloves depending on the size...I crush in a garlic press...roughly half the amount of the shrimp
Spinach-4-6 leaves..blanched-roughly equal amount of the garlic

I blanch the spinach and while still hot I smash it with the garlic and add the shrimp and smash it all together with the side of my knife on a cutting board....it should look green...a green garlicky shrimpy paste

I then feed some and then place the rest in a zip-lock and press out flat and freeze- then break off what I need each day to feed....I use the side of my knife and work it and this will thaw it enough to feed......

You are what you eat....the spinach is the greens that are inside the food Bettas eat...like being gut loaded....shrimp the protein and long term (6 weeks+) fresh raw garlic can help with parasites, help build a strong immune response among other things....

I feed this food twice daily to all fish and inverts...I have also used raw fish filet, red worms in place of shrimp and one day I plan to use the meat from common snail...but haven't got around to doing it...lol.....
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Angel fish are quiet easy to keep but requires large space to spread their fins.You cannot tell the gender of the fish because the males and females look the same.You can only tell the difference when they are spawning.The age of angelfish may vary,some angelfish are slow growers or may have stunted growth.
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These are young ones. They are just about as big as the platies... they will grow up to 7 or 8 inches across when fully grown (10" top to bottom).
you will def need a bigger setup... they tend to get aggressive when claustrophobic.

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