02-13-2012, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I agree on the suggested live and frozen foods. But I would stay with prepared foods as the basic, and use the live/frozen as treats once or twice a week.
Rummynost are wild caught, but they readily will eat prepared foods. One should always use a variety of foods, 3 or 4 alternated, as some fish do sometimes have preferences. And it may seem that they spit them out, but that is sometimes their method of eating.
Of course, something might be wrong, and they might not eat due to a health issue or water conditions. They will not do well in hard water for istance, and they have a low tolerance for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and fluctuating water conditions.
I try to give them a variety but it doesn't work. My Rummy's will NOT under any circumstances go to the surface for food. They wait for flakes to sink and then go for them. So when I bought blood worms, I found out that they float and pretty much never sink. I had some floating for hours before removing them. This basically made it pointless to feed them the blood worms. They will sometimes eat the leftovers from the pellets that I give my Corys. Any other suggestions for foods to give them?