hystrix Stingray

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    So when I have been feeding the silver sides, I have put an earthworm or two in with it to transfer the smell and taste etc.
    Last night I decided to leave off the worms now that they are eating it.
    And one didn't. Strangely it was the male (bigger one) which seems the more adventurous of the 2. Guess I will have to continue with the trick for a while longer.
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    Hikari Cichlid Gold - sinking pellets.
     
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    Last night put some worms in the container with the fish once it was thawed.
    Left for an hour or so. And then fed to the Rays, and they took the fish.
    Seems I will have to continue with this for a while longer.
     
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    @Reedfish..... I tried Hikari Massavore for a few days but had no luck... will keep with the Hake fillets as they tend to go crazy for it.... looks like you will have to keep doing it and wean them of the worms slowly...
     
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    The Massivore is so expensive here. About 2x the price of the other Hikari products. Not quute sure why?
    That's why I am trying the cichlid sinking pellets.

    I also feed my lungfish sturgeon pellets. But have read conflicting reports on the wsidom of it. The food being designed for a cold water fish.
    The lung only gets it once maybe twice a week. So long term I don't think there will be problems
     
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    @Reedfish... its not cheep this side too. pay R450.00 a pack now.... you could also get the Carnivore pellets from Hikari... But I also think there will be nothing Wrong with the Cichlid pellets...
     
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    On the weekend I went to a fish shop that sells reptiles too and bought a tub of crickets.
    The Rays (and my lungfish for that matter) absolutely refuse to take them.
    Strange - land shrimp? :flute:

    One of my chocolate cichlids tried to eat one, but it was too big.
    I may freeze the container and keep them until the chocolates are a bit bigger.
     
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    I have not tried to feed crickets to the ray and to be honest I never knew you got land shrimp... as for your Chocolates, they will gobble up the crickets quicker than you think. In the same tank as my Silver Aro I have some uaru and Sevrums, they will steal the crickets from under the Aros nose... love them.
     
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    What I meant was that crickets look like a version of land shrimp :blink:
    So I would have thought the Rays would have been keeen for them
     
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    @Cesar,

    How do you store your eathworms?

    Last night, when I fed some to my Rays, I noticed that the worms weren't looking that good. A bit pale and very sluggish
    So I decided to toss them all into the garden. And I will order some more today
    Probably over reacting. But I thought if there is some bacterial issue, I don't want to potentially transfer that to my fish.

    I kept the worms in the plastic container they came in (with some sort of soil), and I added bit of carrot peels to gut load.
    Have read up on making a wormery, but tbh really don't want to start with that.

    And I suppose that's why I am so keen on switching the Rays to other food. Can't be bothered with this.
     
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    @Reedfish... yes the worms can be a pain, I normally keep them in the same container as they come in, keep soil a little moist and feed offcuts of veggies. I only get enough to last a week so that they are not in containers for a long period of time... I have started two wormerys to try help out. this is also why I got My Rays on the fish. I now feed Hake pieces until they are full and spoil with one or two worms... Just the very little Female I rescued gets worms as she will have one piece of fish and that's it...
     
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    @Cesar,

    When you have a chance, please post some more photos of your Rays :)
     
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    @Reedfish.. sorry fro the late reply, will start a thread of the Rays as soon as I have a chance...
     
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    @Cesar,

    No probs.

    So they are really not that keen on the white fish.
    Day 4, and they still won't eat it.
    I have chopped a few earthworms up :sick:
    And mixed with the small bits of fish to try and get the smell/taste as strong as possible. But they still not being fooled!
     
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    Underside of the female.
    Not a view one gets often

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