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Most I would say accept the need for a varied diet. There then seems to me to be a bit of a breakdown where some believe that a varied means getting different pellets and putting them in a big tub, or changing the brand everytime they need a new tin.

Personally I have always believed and followed the rule of a good quality pellet as a main diet and then add other feeds based on the fish - vegatables for the herbs and omnis, live (frozen or even freezedried count too) foods for carnivores and omnivores, depending on the exact fish different live foods, love brine for tangs, mosquito larvae for apistos etc.

I think that different brands of pellets are not a varied diet, as it is kinda like having a different brand meat pie and saying that is a varied diet.

What do you think?

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i use a couple pellets mixed together (aquamunch) i also use 3 different flake, (african, brine and sperilina) i feed shrimp pellets, algie wafers, tetra bite, and a couple other types, also use a couple different frozen foods, fresh zucinie (excuse the spelling, lol)

i try to feed all my fish at least 2 different types of food, most get 3/5,

depending on the fish,

but i agree, different brands doesn't count much when trying to vary their diet,

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Most I would say accept the need for a varied diet. There then seems to me to be a bit of a breakdown where some believe that a varied means getting different pellets and putting them in a big tub, or changing the brand everytime they need a new tin.

Personally I have always believed and followed the rule of a good quality pellet as a main diet and then add other feeds based on the fish - vegatables for the herbs and omnis, live (frozen or even freezedried count too) foods for carnivores and omnivores, depending on the exact fish different live foods, love brine for tangs, mosquito larvae for apistos etc.

I think that different brands of pellets are not a varied diet, as it is kinda like having a different brand meat pie and saying that is a varied diet.

What do you think?

i kinda agree with the sentiment. i look at it this way, yes varied diet via usage of fresh and frozen food supplements is best but a mix of pellets has got to be more varied and benificial that not doing it. take a couple different pellets for instance say bio gold and excell (hikari) now the protein levels are different for a start as are some of the ingrediants. if these 2 things are different its gotta be varied. kinda same as the meat pie analogy. chicken and veg monday, beef tuesdays, bacon and cheese wednesday, cottage thursday, pie n pies friday yada yada yada. yeah the pastry and preservatives are the same but some core ingrediants are different. so say a pellet that is spirulina based, one with astax, one high in shrimp meal, one in kelp meal, one in fish meal etc. like i said i do kinda agree (well for the most part anyways) and yeah variance at its best includes fresh and frozen so the addition of peas and most veg,prawns,fish fillets etc. that being said fish will benifit more from a range of pellets branding then they will loose from it (not all spp. are on this page as some need a more specialised diet) :) JMHO

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