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Thread: Pristella tetras
01-30-2013, 09:38 PM #1
I have 4 lovely albino (golden) pristella tetras that were added this past Saturday (will be adding 4 more in 2 weeks). They are all active and appear comfortable in my 75 gal, not schooling tightly but roaming all over the tank, interacting with my other fish (7 neon dwarf rainbows and 5 scissortail rasboras).
When I feed, they stay at the bottom or mid tank, seeming to look for the food there. Is this species more comfortable eating sinking food vs food that floats at the top? I am concerned that they haven't eaten, except for the little bit that sinks. I feed Omega One color flakes and freeze dried daphnia every other day.
Water parameters are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 10 nitrates, pH 7.4, temp 77.0.
01-30-2013, 10:56 PM #2
As you increase your school they will be less skittish. IME they don't rush to the top like some tetras but wait till it sinks.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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01-30-2013, 11:02 PM #3
01-30-2013, 11:52 PM #4
Hikari Micro Pellets or New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula. Pristellas are not fussy eaters in my experience.When in doubt, do a water change.
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01-31-2013, 12:58 AM #5
02-02-2013, 03:08 PM #6
got the NLS small fish pellets. unfortunately they don't sink quickly enough for the Tetras to get them. I kind of throw them down so they will sink, but they don't make it to the tetras. 1 of the 4 is very shy and does not come out to eat. he does come out to swim and school but he hides when its feeding time.
I wasn't going to add more Tetras to the school for another week. should I add more now so they are more comfortable?
is there a sinking wafer that I could use that they could nibble on?
Last edited by gronlaura; 02-02-2013 at 03:17 PM.