My saratoga has just had a massive jump in food consumption.
It has got to about 12cm long, really healthy and lively.
I have been feeding the floating high protein aquaculture food.
It gets 2 feeds a day, with 9-12 pellets at each sitting. It used to "chew" each one prior to swallowing.
In the last week it has started engulfing 4+ pellets before swallowing and would eat around 20 per sitting, also picking up a 3rd feed at lunch of 10+ pellets.
I would comfortably estimate consumption has increased +50-75%...
Has anyone else growing these things out noticed a huge jump in metabolism at this size?
I have read that the african black arowana generally dies in captivity at this size due to requiring 5+ feeds a day at this age.
It has caught my surprise as I haven't come across another fish that has changed is feeding needs virtually overnight instead of following a linear pattern.
Edited by gangus, 17 March 2018 - 07:23 PM.