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axwell2010
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Black Moor feeding
« on: November 17, 2010, 05:18:13 PM »

Hey!! I've recently bought 2 black moors and a demekin and know that they have poor eye sight. I'm feeding them flake food and noticed only one of them tends to go to the top to find the food. I was wandering if this is ok or if I should just let them sink and they'll eat it from the bottom??

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Mindemae
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Re: Black Moor feeding
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 05:43:54 PM »

Since black moors are egg bodied shaped, I would recommend that you feed them a good quality sinking pellet.
Egg bodied fish tend to get very constipated easily, which can lead to swim bladder problems, with just a diet of flake foods.
You might also, want to vary their diet with frozen peas, with the skin taken off and slightly mushed, frozen foods, such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and freeze dried shrimp.  You might want to check around on this site there are other suggestions for feeding a varied diet.  You will just have to try and see what they like the best. Smiley
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April
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Re: Black Moor feeding
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 05:51:18 PM »

Must agree with Minde with the sinking pellets. I have an egg bodied fish and flakes made him inhale too much air throwing his swim bladder off every time he fed at the surface. I soak about 10 sinking pellets in tank water for about 10 or 15 minutes to soften them and then feed them to my fish over the whole day. He loves it this way! He also gets 5-6 tiny frozen peas (thawed and shelled) a few times a week, tiny morsels of banana as a treat and freeze dried bloodworms - YUM! Grin
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axwell2010
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Re: Black Moor feeding
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 05:53:51 PM »

Do you think blood worms and a few flakes would be ok then, because I have a box of flakes and don't wanna have to throw them away!!  I'll look into gettin some pellets tho.

Also, how often is best to feed them??
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Mindemae
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Re: Black Moor feeding
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 06:00:31 PM »

No Don't throw out the flakes but instead feed them as a treat, maybe 2-3 times a week.
I feed my fish 2 times a day and maybe a treat of peas, pieces of fresh orange, chopped spinach, seaweed, red lettuce, chopped fine, broccoli, and zucchini as a treat maybe once a day or every other day.  So two meals plus maybe a treat. Smiley
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Re: Black Moor feeding
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 10:11:08 AM »

Sinking pellets are great for moors! While I had my first moor, Mr. Popo, in quarantine, I fed him only sinking food and he was eating really well from the bottom Smiley Later when I introduced one of my fantails to him, he learned to imitate her and find food by the surface Smiley

If it matters, I feed my fish three times a day (unless I'm at work, then it's only two) pellets in the morning (sometimes in the evening) and veggies or live foods for dinner Smiley
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