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invertmaniac
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)18:39    Post subject: feeding bottom feeders Reply with quote

hi. I will soon be adding ramshorn snails and cherry shrimp to my 55 gal planted community tank. I'm trying to feed my current bottom dwelers(MTS, pond snails, ghost shrimp, corries, and a dojo loach) sinking pellets. my fat chinese algae eater (who I'm getting rid of) has been masacaring all of the algae causing my algae eaters to starve, which is why I'm feeding them pellets. however, I have 3 fat rainbows and serpae tetras that eat them all before they get to the bottom. I don't want to overfeed them and load the tank with nitrates. how do I feed them? they need protien!
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)20:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

feed the top feeders on one side and the bottom feeders on the other
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)13:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. I've tried that and a few pellets got down so thats good. I gave the bottom feeders some lobster and shrimp so I think they'll be good, for while.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)14:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I do... I feed my other fish flakes or something that would float, and while they're chowing down, I drop some pellets in for my cories... the others hardly notice the pellets while they're busy eatting.
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