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Does anyone know of a good source or contact that could provide a list of fish species that prefer floating vs. sinking pellets? I had assumed finding such a chart was a quick Google exercise but I haven't seen one yet. Thanks.

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Call a purina dealer and they will most likely answer your questions http://aquamax.purinamills.com/

Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately didn't pan out for me though. Any other ideas out there for where to find a list of what fish prefer what types of feed--floating, sinking, flakes, etc.?  Thanks!

Carp will eat just about anything and anywhere.

Elias

I think it depends on whether they are bottom feeders or not. But in my limited experience, fish will find food on the bottom of the tank as well as on the top.

In my sexperience, most carnoviorious fish eat from the surface while omnivors are bottom feeders. Veteterian fish do both but this is just a general guide. What kind of fish do you plan on raising?

Carey, to be honest, I haven't entirely decided yet. My current system just has pumpkinseeds that I caught myself. The reason I'm interested in a chart of what types of feed different fish prefer is I was thinking about raising two or more species and wanted to simplify life by just buying one type of feed. Funny thought that a resource I thought would an easy Google away doesn't seem to be so easy to come across! :)

Lol, sorry Carey, but as a moderator I'm gonna have to ask you to keep your "sexperience" to yourself, thank you ;)

Carey Ma said:

In my sexperience, most carnoviorious fish eat from the surface while omnivors are bottom feeders. Veteterian fish do both but this is just a general guide. What kind of fish do you plan on raising?

Haha Alex, just a typo...funny! I guess I was a bit too hasty.

Hi Jonny, What you are attempting is called multi trophic AP, what I specialize in. But to be honest, I have not practiced confinement feed operatins like the typical backyard IBC tote AP in quite some years. Instead I have evolved to more natural, greenwater pond culture which produces it's own live feed. There is actually a lot of information out there on the net reguarding fish feed formulas. Maybe you didn't plug in the right key words? Maybe try specific fish nutrient needs? Like "trout feed|. Or the reverse; see what manufacturers offer.

You might also read some little stuff I wrote here: http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/group/makingyourownfeed?xg_.... The FAO has some pretty good info too.

Do you plan on rasising aquarium fish or for food? Also, if you would give me a detailed description of what you have now, I can help make suggestions better.

Cheers

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