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How often do you feed your bottom feeders?
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koolguyal
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PostPosted: 2007.02.04(Sun)18:13    Post subject: How often do you feed your bottom feeders? Reply with quote

I have a 46 gallon, that is getting heavily planted, is not there yet! But I was wondering how often do you feed your bottom feeders?

I have an SAE (who does eat with the rest of the fish) and 3 Amano shrimps.

Any suggestions would be helpful! Smile
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Cinder
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PostPosted: 2007.02.04(Sun)20:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feed my bottom dwellers every night at lights out.

Sundays I skip all food for all fish.
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PostPosted: 2007.02.04(Sun)20:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

But since my SAE eat the algae and food with the rest of the fish.....I was just hoping I give enough for my shrimps to be able to survive.

I am sure they don't need much, but they still might occasionaly need food, they have been in the tank for about 2 weeks now I think and doing just fine but I just want to make sure I don't starve them and all.
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)2:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just chuck a few sinking pellets in when ever I am feeding the other fish.
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koolguyal
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)8:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats what I am thinking of doing.....but only like once a week or something
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Cinder
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)11:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

For my shrimp I break up an algae wafer and toss it around in various places through the tank. Believe me, they learn to hussle over to them and grab them. My shrimp then carry off their "find" to a more secluded spot and munch away.
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PostPosted: 2007.02.06(Tue)8:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

I throw in a few algae waffers but my swordtail and mollies seem to eat them up before the albino cory or octculus cat can get to them. I don't know if my cat fish are getting enough to eat because of the swordtails eating from the top, middle and bottom.
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koolguyal
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PostPosted: 2007.02.06(Tue)8:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

so yeah I tried some sinking sticks that I brought for them today , supposedly they are supposed to go down once soaked up with water.........and what do you know after 30 mins I still saw it floating!
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PostPosted: 2007.02.06(Tue)10:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your cories don't get to eat the pellets, bury them in the bottom. They can dig through the sand to find them.
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PostPosted: 2007.02.06(Tue)10:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try soaking them in a measuring cup of your tank water until they sink, then drop them into the tank. My loach will go to the top of the water though if he gets tired of waiting for food to sink, the cories just frantically wait until something falls.
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