Re: [RML] Feeding Furcatas/ TB granulomas

Bruce Hansen (bhansen at
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:00:40 +1000

When i was actively breeding these (instead of spending so much time on
this ------- computer) I found that I got the best egg production from
feeding mosquito wrigglers regularly with adult brine shrimp a couple of
times a week.

I also felt that they benefited from good water flow, steady pH around 7.5
(which I provided by shellgrit over an UGF) and weekly 20% water changes.
Their temperature preferences have been discussed on this forum frequently


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> From: Segeberger <klaus.schoening at>
> To: rainbowfish at
> Subject: RE: [RML] Tropical Fish Granuloma
> Date: Monday, 15 June 1998 22:22
> I am inclined to agree with Mach on this one from first hand
> experience. Also, I find that feeding whiteworms is much too rich of a
> food for furcatas. Even with great water quality there seems to be
> internal problems with them digesting all that animal fat. I used to
> lose them one by one when I fed worms. Even though the worms boosted
> egg production, it isn't worth losing your breeders for a few extra eggs.
> Why not try growing daphnia, brine shrimp and rotifers??