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Kieran
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PostPosted: 2006.10.25(Wed)6:13    Post subject: Excess Food Reply with quote

When I feed my fish some of the excess food falls to the bottom and just stays there. Is there any fish that I can buy that will eat all this??
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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2006.10.25(Wed)18:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good question and common problem...
A cleanup crew may help; tiny hermit crabs and the like... a goby or other small bottom dweller. Best solution is don't put so much in at one time... wait until they eat it all before putting more in... one of the basic rules really; don't overfeed! Adding a few tiny submersible pumps or powerheads in strategic locations behind the scenes will create micro currents to keep the food suspended longer. Even then, some will always get to the bottom and it's important to try and remove most of it within an hour or so if it's not eaten.
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PostPosted: 2006.10.26(Thu)3:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 7 hermits and they just seem to lounge around on the rocks and I also have a yellow shrimp gobie and all this has done is make a big hole in the sand lol
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