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    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to feed my fish in my 55g tank. None of them seem to want to eat off of the top of the tank. Ive tried Hikari cichlid small pellets and they are still to big for them. Ive also tried cichlid flakes and they dont seem interested in them either.

    the only thing I can seem to get them to eat is tetracichlid mini granules. And I dont know how good they are for them. they also liked when I put some frozen blood worms in the tank, but how often should I feed them those?

    My loaches seem to love shrimp pellets, but is there anything else you guys would suggest. Ive tried algae waffers but they didnt like them.
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    Blood worms, I would stick to once a week or less.
    Loaches love shelled peas (frozen or canned) mine go nuts for them, but again, once a week or less.
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    Sometimes I feed my fish and have to walk away. While my angels about attack me when I walk up to the tank, the Silver Dollars won't eat with me standing there as they are timid. They general grab the food as it falls in the tank and don't grab from the surface.

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    have you tried color bits, they seem to sink nicely. I think that's what their called anyhow...
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    Ill have to look for them. even if the pellets or flakes fall to the bottem they still dont eat them. They will follow them for awhile and then they just swim away.
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    my tetras and barbs fight over them because they're too big to eat in one bite, the larger tetras just gobble them.... all seem to like them pretty well though..
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    I alternate feeding mine mini cichlid pellets, flake, frozen brine shrimp, live blackworms and frozen bloodworms. Abbeys mom is spot on about the bloodworms, they shouldn't be fed too often. Mine only get them occasionally as a treat and a little more often when conditioning for breeding. I also feed them BBS (when I can be bothered hatching some) and the rams LOVE them. They prefer them to adult brine shrimp and I suspect it is because (aside from them being live/moving food) wild rams are microfeeders and feed on microscopic insects and such. My rams constantly graze the bottom looking for food and pick at what seems to be nothing but is probably in reality some tiny microscopic organism/insuforia. The rams are always the first top, front, centre for food no matter what they are offered. Feed them a varied diet and don't offer anything else if they don't eat what is given and they will learn to accept all foods. Try leaving them a day or two with no food before giving them food they are reluctant to accept. They will eventually eat food they aren't that fussed on if hungry enough lol

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    none of my fish go to the top of the water to eat. They all stay at the bottom and wait for the food to drop and then fight over it. Ive tried pellets and there too big for my fish, or they just dont like them becuase they try to eat them and then leave them alone. I got the smallest pellets possible too.
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    have you tried water logging the flakes so they sink?

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    They usually sink end up sinking but the fish never show interest in them. They will float right next to the fish and none of them go and eat it.

    but that is a good idea thanks!
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