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Mirella Aldaba wrote at 2007-04-26 11:20:37
Have you tried frozen Hikari bloodwrorms? I would recommend Hikari frozen bloodworms for when he is finicky. All my breeder angels usually can't resist the treat.

Jen wrote at 2009-04-01 04:28:26
I would certainly agree with the answer to this question.  I too have an angel and she LOVES veggie flakes.  But, I know she would enjoy a variety so I am going to research other options, including live feeding.  Some animals when they get a taste for blood they never want to go back.  After all, he is a cichlid and they are pretty carnivorous.  He is not spoiled, just wants his variety.

Jim L wrote at 2013-09-23 03:23:56
I am experiencing the very same situation with an expensive breeding pair. ( mail stopped eating flakes)  I will try the blood worms.  

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Susan Fields


I own and maintain a large number of tanks with many various tropical fish species. During my fishkeeping past I have learned a lot of the myths and truths about tropical fish care. Currently I keep a wide range of species and have a lot of experience in; Severum cichlids, gouramis, platies, goldfish, bettas, tetras, paradise fish, Angelfish, Corydoras catfish, and many others as well as a couple of years with brackish water. If you have a question on tropical fish keeping I`ll be sure to answer it in the simplest way I can, and if I don`t know the answer, I`ll research the answer for you. Happy fish keeping!


I have experience in setting up fish tanks, what to feed certain species, compatible species in my experience, cleaning the tank,
and all around tropical fish care. I also have learned the truth of many of the myths of tropical fish keeping in the past.
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