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post #1 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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How much to feed my cory cats?

Just bought 6 albino cories,just wondering how many tablets/wafers would be suffecient for all of them daily
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 10:48 AM
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Somewhat depends upon the food. If you are using the pellets from Omega One or Hikari, I would probably drop in 2 for 6 cory. If you are using the shrimp pellets from Omega One, maybe 5. For Nutrafin's tablets, 1 or 2.

Once the fish get settled and feeding normally, it is easier to guage things. If excess food is left uneaten, it can fungus. Snails prevent this though.

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Bryon,

What makes you say 5 shrimp omega one pellets vs 2 omega one pellets? it is the size of the shrimp pellets?
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Bryon,

What makes you say 5 shrimp omega one pellets vs 2 omega one pellets? it is the size of the shrimp pellets?
Yes.

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will corys eat any small flakes?
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will corys eat any small flakes?
For most species, the flakes would have to settle down on something, like plant leaves, wood, substrate. Corys spend their time browsing all surfaces; some will eat floating foods if they come across them. With other fish in the tank, this is unlikely to provide much for the corys. And, I have myself had flake food sit on the bottom and fungus because it was completely ingnored by the corys.

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