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Peacock Bass owners......
« on: May 15, 2011, 01:13:54 pm »
I currently own 2 PB's and they refuse to eat anything but feeders.They are attacking my Irredesant shark,Lima Shovelnose,TSN and S.D.'s,i rtefuse to keep running to the LFS to buy feeders for them as i have no spare tank to keep feeders.I have tried earthworms,smelt,raw shrimp,tilapia and nothing seems to work.Ant suggestions would be greatly appreceated,by the way i have owned these guys about 4 weeks now. ???

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Re: Pea**** Bass owners......
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 01:37:48 pm »
how big are they?  what are the species as well?  have you tired frozen shrimp?
My wife says I have "OFD" - Obsessive Fishkeeping Disorder

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Re: Pea**** Bass owners......
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 04:02:44 pm »
Mono's,man these guys dont eat anything but feeders(goldfish).

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Re: Pea**** Bass owners......
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 04:31:35 pm »
my monos ate everything from tulipa to shrimp to sticks.  everything
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Re: Pea**** Bass owners......
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 04:59:45 pm »
Not mine.I am going to get rid of these guys.

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Re: Pea**** Bass owners......
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 05:13:38 pm »
i loved mine.
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Re: Pea**** Bass owners......
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2011, 08:49:23 pm »
figured I'd post this over here as alot of people ask this question, and this is what I do to convert my pbass off live foods.
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Heres what to do to condition them:

--------------DO NOT THROW THE FEEDERS IN ALL AT ONCE! start to feed them by throwing one feeder at at time....let the bass see you in front of the tank and hold your hand right above the water surface with the feeder....when you have their attention..drop the feeder.....if they hit it immediately-great! if not, wait untill they dispatch that feeder...eat it. then repeat with every feeder....this is a little time consuming but will condition them to hit whatever drops to the water.....after a week of using this process the bass will come to the surface awaiting you to drop the food and will hit the feeders with tenacity!!!
-----------------once you've accomplished this...have some freeze dried krill at hand....after approx 2 feeders drop a krill in the tank....it will be hit! but dont be discouraged if they spit it out....keep up the process...feeder....krill....feeder....then cut back to dropping krill only....they will take it. eventually they will nail the krill just as they did with feeders...then you can continue the cycle by trying other foods to see what they may prefer better........and every so often give em some feeders to keep them on their toes!! This is a fool-proof method of breaking them of live food and it works.
good luck....and after they start hitting the surface...add a mop to your aquarium supplies
Also...dont start too early...fatten them up until they are 6-7" before converting them over, by this time they should be nice and healthy and ready for other foods.
*Cichla properly converted feeding on thawed shrimp
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Re: Pea**** Bass owners......
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 07:52:57 am »
Good info there.

 

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