This is a discussion on Overfeeding!? within the Ribbed Newts (Pleurodeles) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; It's hard for me to determine how much to feed this little ones. I will attach some pictures but: I ...
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|15th April 2015||#1 (permalink)|
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It's hard for me to determine how much to feed this little ones.
I will attach some pictures but:
I have been feeding these little buggers bloodworms (in dutch they're called, red mosquito larvae, so it's confuzzling me) primarily.
I have a starting culture of daphnia, with yeast in a small 20 - 30 liter tank, so I will be feeding these too.
My question though, one's really really fat, I've had these buggers for lets say 3 days now.
I've fed them bloodworms on day one, and daphnia, which there's still a few surviving under spaces they can't get near them, and 1 day nothing, and today halve a cube of bloodworms as well.
Is this too much?
This is a 1 meter tank, keep that in mind, I don't know their specific length, but I've been told they're youngsters from last year.
|29th May 2015||#2 (permalink)|
In this picture neither looks very plump to me. In the wild they are pretty thick-bodied and are known for big appetites. They look like juveniles so I would feed them daily until their growth slows down. I'm sure they can handle a day or two without food but might as well keep 'em happy! My juveniles are all about 4-5" long. I feed them each a few large worm sticks OR a couple pinches small pellets (maybe 10?) OR half a cube of frozen bloodworms each, on alternating days for variety. They would happily eat more and constantly nose around for food, but I limit them to filling their bellies once a day. :-)
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