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Old 01-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #1 
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He needs to gain weight

Q does. Oh he looks big and tough in that avatar photo but he is really the equivalent of a 90 pound weakling!

What are some high cal foods he should eat? Or should I just try until I find something he LOVES and stuff him? (not stuff but you know what I mean). So far he prefers brine shrimp to NLS pellets.

Also would feeding twice a day help? Right now he just gets once a day, before bed.
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When I want my fish to "thicken up" I feed them up to three times a day with numerous things... I use mealworms (live... Then shell them to feed the meat), thawed bloodworms and various pellets (soon NLS). If you have live foods, use those too!
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #3 
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If you want to feed more frozen foods but worry about them being nutritious, add a vitamin supplement like Vita-Chem every time you feed. That is what I do to put on weight and size quickly for my fish. I would love to feed live, but I can only get fruit flies and those are expensive.

Edit: Oh, and yes, feeding 3-4 times a day can really help beef them up as Sena mentions!
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Peaches was a lot thinner. Now she matches Janey (who eats more than probably 3-4 fish put together because of her bottomless tummy) for thickness... Which I rather like more than slender.
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Feeding more often will definitely help. A fish can only eat up to a certain amount per meal, making it hard to really increase the calories when only feeding once a day. So, just feeding more often may do the trick :)
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:50 AM   #7 
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fruit flies are expensive? Just buy some bananas and let them sit on your counter lol.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:43 PM   #8 
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dam fruit flies... I kill them but somehow they always come back >_>
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