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jmelissa82 04-18-2008 01:11 AM

Veggin out
Hi everyone. I have two questions today. I have a concern with my kuhli loaches. They only come out at night time. I feed my fish a few times a day, and they eat it all. Right before I turn the light out I feed them again, whether its flake food or something frozen, and I break up about 2 algae wafers to put along the ground. In the morning its all gone, ad I've caught a kuhli or 2 eating it. But what else can I feed them so that this doesnt get old to them. They wont come out during the day to eat, and I have tried shrimp pellets, an surprisingly NO ONE eats them. And second, I just saw one of my mollies bounce off a cave bout 4 times? Whats that about? Is he ok, he looked like he was having fun doing it, I got a laugh out of it. But I just wanna make sure this is normal cause I have never witnessed it before. Also I want to thnak everyone for there help. You guys have no idea how much u have taught me. I have read countless threads, and done my own research. I have surprised a few people with how much I know know now about fish. Today I went to a new Petsmart to get a few snails. There was a guy buying s molly, and of course she was preg. The guy was so excited and was asking the employer this and that, but the guy could only come up with a few of the answers. When I answered the rest for him (thanks to u all) he gave me to coldest look, like he was so embarrassed,....hmmm. made me feel better at least! Haha

herefishy 04-18-2008 01:19 AM

Sinking shrimp pellets, believe me, the loaches will eat them.

The bouncing off of objects is called "flashing". Many hobbiests think that the fish is ridding itself of parasites. I think that it is normal behavior. Kind of like having your back scratched.

jmelissa82 04-18-2008 01:34 AM

I tried the shrimp pellets and no one seems interested, hmmm,maybe i'll switch brands and see if that helps.

herefishy 04-18-2008 09:47 AM

I like two brands of pellets, San Francisco Bay Brand and HBH Super Soft which is actually not shrimp but krill.

okiemavis 04-18-2008 04:28 PM

How many kuhlis do you have? They'll feel a lot more comfortable and come out more often in larger groups.

The shrimp pellets I use are by Wardley's and my fish love 'em. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries for fish to figure out that the new stuff is food, but they probably will.

jmelissa82 04-19-2008 12:51 AM

I have 5 of them in there, well I bought 5, but I only see 2 out at the same time if I'm really really lucky. And its getter harder to tell whoes who. I just bought some Wardley brand, so I'll see how that goes.

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