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post #11 of 13 Old 02-02-2009, 11:32 PM
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Yes, catfish pellets sink. The also make sinking wafers & sinking carnivore pellets. Something that I do is use a turkey baster to feed my pictus. He hangs in his cave and the loaches will devour every worm before they ever hit the bottom of the tank. I thaw the worms in a small pastic cup of tank water, suck some worms up into the turkey baster and then dump the cup-o-worms on the opposite end of the tank. Once everyone else is in a feeding frenzy on the opposite end of the tank I use the turkey baster to release the worms at the front entrance to his cave. He goes nuts for them! Does your shark have a particular cave or hang out spot? If so, my tedious little feeding method might get some yummy worms over to him.

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post #12 of 13 Old 02-03-2009, 11:49 AM
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Anyways, you have a similiar setup to me. My 9 aggressive barbs will make sure NOTHING sinks down before they consume it. That leaves the shark and 3 non agressive barbs with nothing. Ive gone with trying something different. I feed 2 times a day. once in the morning and that feeds all my barbs, then once in the afternoon with a sinking tropical pellet and shrimp pellets.

ofcourse the barbs still get a mouthfull or 2 but not before some of the rest of the fish are able to get some as well.

My shark wont touch bloodworms even when they are sitting at the bottom.

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Yes, catfish pellets sink. The also make sinking wafers & sinking carnivore pellets. Something that I do is use a turkey baster to feed my pictus. He hangs in his cave and the loaches will devour every worm before they ever hit the bottom of the tank. I thaw the worms in a small pastic cup of tank water, suck some worms up into the turkey baster and then dump the cup-o-worms on the opposite end of the tank. Once everyone else is in a feeding frenzy on the opposite end of the tank I use the turkey baster to release the worms at the front entrance to his cave. He goes nuts for them! Does your shark have a particular cave or hang out spot? If so, my tedious little feeding method might get some yummy worms over to him.
Yah, he tends to hang out in the back corner of my tank where i've placed 2-3 plants. working on getting a cave driftwood etc.

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