I have been searching for some small, sinking, soft, freshwater
pellets for a good while. I am tired of watching my small bottom feeders (Cory, Clown Loaches, Red Tailed Shark - all just babies) struggle for what seems like an eternity to try and consume those "concrete" shrimp pellets in the pink ziplock bag, which is all there is to buy around here. The smallest size is still huge for my particular fish and they usually just give up, probably from raw, bleeding lips
. I eventually have to vacuum most of it back out uneaten.
The only soft
pellets I can find locally are for saltwater
fish. Does it matter? What's the big difference? There must be 5 different kinds of soft saltwater
pellets at the store, but none at all for freshwater
I thought about soaking them in water for a while before tossing them in. Anybody tried this? They seem to stay hard as a rock till I have to vacuum them out so I have mixed feelings about doing it.