07-19-2012, 10:52 PM
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Thank you guys!
Boredomb, very kind of you to say so - I hope you're right. I don't handle losses very well at all, even one of 20 will make me cry. So far so good! I'm proud of these little guys, they're really adjusting wonderfully!
Dave, so far I've stayed way far away from freeze-dried foods - but that does sound like good advice, and I think you for it! However. . .
GOOD NEWS! - I don't think it's going to be necessary!
They ate flake for the first time today with no trouble *HOORAY!!!* Funny things, they are. . . first I just put some in at the top of the tank, making sure it drifted down where they were. SOME of them have figured out that when the hood opens, food will appear - the others follow, of course - being tetra. . . So they were all there milling about, waiting for food - AND WATCHING IT FALL TO THE GROUND IN FRONT OF THEM! Um, duh guys!
Poor little critters had NO idea what this stuff was! I guess flake food is the fishy equivalent of McDonald's - and my little wilders have never seen such things before! ;) Sooooo, since I USUALLY feed them with a syringe (in order to get the shrimpy bits slowly into the tank and ensure as little clean-up as possible), I put the flakes into a syringe.
When they saw bits of flake coming out of the syringe, they figured that it MUST be food, because EVERYFISH knows that food comes from the sky-world via SYRINGES - and they went to town!
Silly, silly little fishies! They're far to clever for me! *giggle*