Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:28 PM
I love panaques, and have done various things. From feeding only all veggies/sweet potatoes, to now only dry food, soft wood - and the very odd sweet potatoe before a big tank clean.
Allot of guys say meat/protein food will kill panaques, but when you think about it, in the wild with all the protein found in the water from insects, dead fish, dead animals..etc..etc. I highly doubt a panaque will not stop by and eat some. These fish are scavangers. I have seen my panques go for meal worms and shrimp when it drops from my arowana's mouth. I think the key is they have allot of soft wood for them to munch on.
The veggie thing...I just think its just so damn messy, and can cause trouble in terms of a bacteria breakout. When I was feeding veggies all day, I was literally cleaning the tank every day. I had to clean the filters like every week. Too much work, and the more tinkering you do with a tank/water I find it just lets more problems come out.
I feed dry food (NLS) and I think its fine.