Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

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Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

Unread postby pinaki_pal » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:05 pm

Hi All,

Recently I have purchased 8 melanotaenia boesemani or Bosemani rainbows for my four feeter planted tank. I'll like to know what is the ideal food for them to bring out that orange color near tail. In net varied diet are suggested along with live food as these fishes are omnivorus.

Please let me know your hands on experience with these fishes. As of now I am feeding them Hikari Cichlid excell & H?ikari discus bio gold.



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Re: Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

Unread postby Somen » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:16 pm

pinaki_pal wrote:Hi All,

Recently I have purchased 8 melanotaenia boesemani or Bosemani rainbows for my four feeter planted tank. I'll like to know what is the ideal food for them to bring out that orange color near tail. In net varied diet are suggested along with live food as these fishes are omnivorus.

Please let me know your hands on experience with these fishes. As of now I am feeding them Hikari Cichlid excell & H?ikari discus bio gold.


Can give varied diet.I mainly use to give them blood worms.
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Re: Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

Unread postby pinaki_pal » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:17 pm

Dried or live ????

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Re: Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

Unread postby Somen » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:17 pm

pinaki_pal wrote:Dried or live ????

dried.
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Re: Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

Unread postby pinaki_pal » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:57 pm

Thats a beautiful fish u had...... will then follow the same ...

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Re: Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

Unread postby Romi » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:13 am

Even giving them variety in the dry food is better than giving the same thing. a dry food from Hikari and another dry food from Tetra? :) Both floating if possible, or one at least.

Of course, ideally you should give them mealworms twice a week, preferably live. You can buy these mealworms in dried form also. I have seen Boesmani dash happily to eat mealworms because mealworms float and are among the richest source of protein, but only twice a week. As advised in this thread, they love bloodworms as a daily dose.

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Re: Ideal food for melanotaenia boesemani

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:42 am

You can offer them any quality food which sinks slowly.
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