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I was thinking of giving the fronts a more of a variety of foods. And thought that maybe i could do a schedule like....

Monday: NLS sinking pellets
Tuesday: BeefHeart
Wensday: Silversides
Thursday: Cichlid Chow
Friday:Bloodworms
Saturday:Krill
Sunday: Bacteria Free Tubifex worms

And then over time swich the days around. Its just a thought so if you could please give me some info if this would be good bad whatever thanks.

Thanks Fishguy
 

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From what I have heard, beefheart is not so good for Fronts. I think it is either too fatty or has too much of a certain kind of fat.

Another problem you might have is that if you give them a lot of frozen food, they will likely refuse to eat dry food. Also, you might have to add vitamins to the frozen food.

I think the best thing is to make sure they have variety and a balanced diet. NLS sinking pellets offers that in one package. It also helps enhance color.

I give my Mpimbwe NLS sinking pellets (anti-parasitic 3mm) 4-5 days a week, and give frozen food 1-2 days a week (usually krill, prawn, silversides, shrimp or fresh fish from the supermarket).

Hope this helps.
 

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I have fed frontosa fry all kinds of different foods, fresh, frozen, dry.
all different schedules and times.
none of the types of food made much difference between them.
feed them what you want in general.
IMO its the water changes and filtration that are important than the brand of food, or if its fresh or dry.
 

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I give mine blood worms;

I ran out yesterday so tonight I fed them some sponge and shrimp mix (frozen salt water fish food) OMG what a treat , they LOVED it!

I give them NLS during the day, and an ocasional spiralina tablet (meant for the pleco's)

they will also eat cucumber (again for the pleco's)

I've fed them frzn shrimp but the brine cubes seem to small for them now.

actually the bloodworms, too seem to small, I may move them up to somthing more substantial.
 

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One consideration... are they adult fish, sub adult, or ****...

Most people will overfeed their fish; frontosa is not an exception. I always recommand a 5 days once a day diet for adult frontosa or frontosa over 4". For ****, twice a day 7 days a week. And I don't think I have a different habit for subadult...

I feed them all kinds of food and they are healthy but not fat. They spawn and growth with flakes, worms, fish (frozen to fresh), krills, etc, except beefheart... But like Tirzo13 said, clean water is the key...
 

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I actually feed mine NLS as a staple. They are now 3"-6". They get frozen bloodworms/krill/mysis occasionally. I'm debating on adding frozen silverside to the mix, due to size. I purchased mine from a very reputable breeder, and he suggested bloodworms 3 days a week for optimum growth when they are young. I also take 1-2 days a week of no feeding, as stated before(not as juves at 2.5" or under). All has worked for me, and aquired the group last FEB at 1.5" approx. These Kapampas are NOT breeding yet, but may be showing signs.
 

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My juvies fronts seem to be very picky eaters. *** had to switch it up and give them different variety in their foods. Frontosa are just too high maintanence. lol :lol:
 

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I feed my front with NLS pellet and Tetra bits, moreover, they will have a meal of silversides every week.

I do not feed my front bloodworm ever as there are fully bacteria inside even you have flush them before feed!
 

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Water changes and time = growth rate...I feed primarly NLS, occasionally frozen brine shrimp and on rare occasion they get a couple of Mbuna fry (culls). Sad, I know it, but either I destroy them or use them for food. What they really go nuts over is when my syno petricolas are spawning and spraying eggs all over. What a feeding frenzy that turns into. I'd pass on the beefheart and skip a day or two if they are adults or subadults. I feed mine small portions 5 or 6 times weekly.
 

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just tried chopped shrimp for the first time and my fronts loved it. good source of protein which helps promote growth for the fish.
 

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tirzo13 said:
I have fed frontosa fry all kinds of different foods, fresh, frozen, dry.
all different schedules and times.
none of the types of food made much difference between them.
feed them what you want in general.
IMO its the water changes and filtration that are important than the brand of food, or if its fresh or dry.
Ditto

How big are they now?

I would not feed adult frontosa every day (I am assuming yours are not adults because you want to speed up growth).

Patience grasshopper ;)
 

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Bloodworms are definitely bad news. They offer no nutrition.

I've been told that Beefheart contains the wrong type of fat, fish can find it very hard to digest this fat and it builds up in deposits in their body.
 

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IMO frozen food can caused disease so I don't feed it anymore. The other guys are right. I think the NLS range is currently the best out there and there's so much to choose from now. They even do a NLS grow for Fry. This should be fed sparingly tho as it contains high protein.
I feed my Burindi Adults NLS Thera plus A and also the pleco sinking wafers. They love em!! This is actually the best food for em as I believe its the Spirulina in it that's creating such vivid colours in my Group. Ecspecially the big male. He is practically purple!!! He looks more like a kitumba than a burundi at times but it does depend on his mood lol
 
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