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excal88 04-26-2011 01:32 AM

What's good a good and balanced diet for corys?
 
I was wondering what's a good balance of diet for corys. Currently I'm using Hikari sinking wafers; I tried aquarian advanced nutrition sinking shrimp pellets, but my panda cory acted a little odd after eating it. I occasionally feed them frozen blood worms, but other than that, its just been the sinking wafers. I was wondering if anyone knew of some good diet plans and what not. Thanks!

1077 04-26-2011 02:33 AM

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Originally Posted by excal88 (Post 658772)
I was wondering what's a good balance of diet for corys. Currently I'm using Hikari sinking wafers; I tried aquarian advanced nutrition sinking shrimp pellets, but my panda cory acted a little odd after eating it. I occasionally feed them frozen blood worms, but other than that, its just been the sinking wafers. I was wondering if anyone knew of some good diet plans and what not. Thanks!

My cory's feed largely on quality flake and pellet foods that other fishes eat as well as occaisonal blood worms,spirulina pellet,and shrimp pellet's.

Blood worms and shrimp pellet's are offered at night ,or early morning while the tank is completely dark lest the other fish get to the food first.

excal88 04-26-2011 12:07 PM

I see. My corys don't seem to like the shrimp pellets that much as its a bit hard for them to chew. Haha. The Hikari brand that I use disintegrate super fast, so they just munch it up really quickly. In terms of more specific nutrition though, is there anything I should keep a lookout for when checking the back of the bag at the ingredients?

Byron 04-26-2011 01:29 PM

I used to check protein, but now I use certain brands that others on this forum have recommended as good nutrition. Hikari, Omega One stand out. Both make sinking foods. Variety is key.

I use a rotation of 4 different sinking foods daily, plus once a week frozen bloodworms. Currently I have Omega One shrimp pellets, Hikari sinking wafers, Nutrafin Max tabs, and a veggie wafer made I think by OSI [comes in a package, I dump them in an old food container for ease of handling and I've tossd out the package, I will know it when i see it in the store I shop at].

I use the Nutrafin because it is clearly the favourite of all bottom fish; my loaches go absolutly nuts on the days this drops in, not sure why, they really "click-click-click" [the sound they make] on it. And the corys love it too.

Byron.

lorax84 04-26-2011 09:06 PM

I would suggest a quality pellet as the main food, with the other foods people have listed in moderation. I agree with Byron that Omega One and Hikari, I also feed all my fish NLS.

excal88 04-28-2011 02:45 AM

Does Hikari make sinking pellets? All I've seen are the sinking wafers. And I'll pick up a pack of nutrafin when I visit a LFS tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!

excal88 05-12-2011 02:12 AM

Ok, so I went out and bought some tetrafin tetramin tropical crisps at petsmart, and boy oh boy, do my corys LOVE it. As soon as I swished them down to sink, my corys went crazy! Ate up a palmful of the crisps in under 5 minutes. I've never seen them go at something that fast before; pretty darn crazy! So add another list of foods, the tropical crisps by tetra fin. Pretty good stuff.

Byron 05-12-2011 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by excal88 (Post 672039)
Ok, so I went out and bought some tetrafin tetramin tropical crisps at petsmart, and boy oh boy, do my corys LOVE it. As soon as I swished them down to sink, my corys went crazy! Ate up a palmful of the crisps in under 5 minutes. I've never seen them go at something that fast before; pretty darn crazy! So add another list of foods, the tropical crisps by tetra fin. Pretty good stuff.

That's good to know, I've never tried those. Will have to check them out.


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