Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:12 PM
Posted 28 June 2009 - 06:04 PM
i have a baby pike about 2ichs i have been tring to feed h.im frozen blood worms and frozen brine shrimp but he just wont eat its been 3 days and i starting to get worried. any suggestions on what he might eat?
I got a couple tiny ones a couple weeks ago. Mine eat my surplus endler's livebearers, but guppies would work as well. I've started by feeding them babies up to the size of young males. They really aren't interested in anything that isn't moving. You need to catch small shiners or buy some feeders.
Mine eat in front of me, as soon as I lift the lid on the tank, they assume attack positions. It might be competition since there are two. They are noticeably bigger than they were when I got them. As Todd said, they grow "stupid fast."
Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:45 AM
Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:55 PM
Don't worry about it not eating for 3 days. Before you know it, the little beastie will be eating you out of house and home and seemingly doubling in size every other day.
I had one about 3" and had it for roughly 4 months and his name was "Spike The Pike" and loved small Rosy Red Minnows, feeder guppies, also nightcrawlers ... and his biggest prize was a carp fingerling that was 3/4 his length.
Live food will be the key though, and it will become an aggressive feeder.
At first, mine would only eat at night. In the morning I'd find a few fewer Rosy Red Minnows in the tank. One morning I looked at it and was convinced he was sick with Cancer because it looked like he had a large tumor on the side .... turned out to be 3 minnows he had gobbled down in the night ... LOL.
After maybe 2 weeks, he was right up there the moment I raised the lid to drop in more live food.
Eventually, it became a real handful to provide for and I gave it away.
All the best,
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