Feeding a stonecat
Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:02 PM
Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:33 PM
Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:31 PM
Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:32 PM
I have kept 3 stonecats for about 6 months now. I caught all 3 at the same time at about 2-2.5". They come out during feeding time (day) briefly, then retreat to their driftwood cave. One has significantly outgrown the other two. He is now about 4" and stocky. The others are still about 2.5" or so. They are being kept with logperch, blackside darters, SRBD, and blackstripe topminnows. The stonecats have not eaten any of their tankmates (that I'm aware of).
The tank is fed a variety of foods and enough food to make sure everyone gets plenty. Feeding time is only about 10-15 minutes though, so if a fish wants to eat, better come out and eat!
Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:02 PM
Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:08 AM
Mine ended up eating every other fish I had. Once he had plowed through everything, I waited a week and then started dropping Hikari Carnivore wafers in. He's taken to them like a charm. I've since restocked the tank and I'm going on 3 months now without a single fish being eaten.
Probably a good way to go. Isolate them, get them on prepared foods then move them to a community tank. One rule with fish, and probably most critters that seems to hold true, is the most food for the least energy expended is preferred. May not hold true with felines, at least not our semi domestic house cats anyway. Though I would still expect a stonecat to snatch up that unlucky fish that lazily swims in front of it's mouth in the dark.
The member formerly known as Skipjack
Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:43 PM
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