Fishworks Posted June 15, 2022 Share Posted June 15, 2022 Hi All, I am new to roaches and this forum. I have 2 questions: 1) When feeding to breed the roaches, I provide water, protein and carbs all at the same time, then I just let the roaches "self-select" from those choices. In this case, I like to provide, fish food, bananas, sweet potatoes, and water crystals. Is this correct? or should I be providing only 1 food source per day? 2) When feeding to gut-load for my insectivore pet, I provide water and carbs, then again, I just let the roaches "self-select". In this case, I like to provide, dried guavas, oats and water crystals. So, again, is this correct? I could also alternate between guavas and oats every 12 hours? or I could alternate between guavas and oats every 24 hours? (I know dubias can hold a 3 day gutload, thus achieving a ratio of 2:1 between the guavas and oats) I am kinda wanting to alternate between the guavas and oats every 24 hours so I can control the roaches to hold a significant amount of both fruits and grains(I do not want them to have so much of one and very little of the other). In contrast, that may be unnatural, I worry they may eat less when I provide just 1 food source because they have no choice. So perhaps its better to provide both fruit and grain simultaneously, resulting in a healthier roach? Thanks, -Harry Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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