RE: NANFA-- feeding

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 16 Jun 2002 22:38:30 -0700

> I keep a bullhead - and don't really understand what the "right" feeding
> pattern is ... mostly what I do is heavily every 5 days (mostly
> since it is
> convient for me) - there is never any left over food - the only visible
> feedback that I can see is the size of the belly - I don't have
> any way that
> I can think of to fine tune the feeding - nor do I understand what the
> "base" food requirements are ...

As I watch all the cherries on my cherry tree being eaten by birds and not
me, I recall hearing that bullheads will eat ripe plums that fall into the
water. I wonder if the fish just have a sweet tooth (er, barbel) or if
there is more to it nutritionally than that.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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