04-30-2012, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Inga
One thing that has saved me now is that I am feeding sinking pellets. They drop right down and I can put them in further away from the filter. I think that helps a lot. Also, they cories swarm the pellets and nobody else can grab them off before they get a chance at some of them.
I also have pellets, but stopped using them as I was feeding flakes for the upper level and then dropping pellets for the corys and loaches but the danios and tetra would eat all the flaked and then start on the pellets, taking them right off the substrate! Or catching them as they sank. The tetra would just hold them in their mouth like a football for about 30 mins, one of the tetra has had its jaw locked in an open position ever since! So I stopped, and moved onto the frozen daphnia and these tablet things, which they seem to love. They last ages but it's a total free for all with everyone trying to get some rather than just the corys.
Maybe I could try algae wafers for them, but I bet the danios would eat them too.. All the top and middle level fish are ravenous beasts and don't leave much for anyone else.
Geo, i might try dropping some in after dark but I fear the others would still snap them up, or the corys won't bother looking for them as they are not used to getting them?
To be honest I wish I knew someone that wanted my danios, they can be a nuisance at times! Ahh well, made my bed... And I shall lay in it.