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    Question Hikari Micro pellets or Wafers???


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    Hi, im really a cichlid guy and have been for years but for some reason i have been discovering an interest in livebearers, especially swordtails. I have a setup that i just cleared out but is cycled and waiting for fish. So im getting some live bearers. Anyway, my question is:

    Which is better for swordtails, Hikari Micro Pellets, or Micro Wafers?
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    The pellets float while the wafers sink. If you have a robust surface current moving in your tank, you might want to stick with the wafers. They fall where the fish can reach them. Floating pellets may be hard for them to catch in a surface current.

    Another advantage, any wafers that fall to the substrate become food for the bottom feeders. Although the pellets will eventually become water logged and sink.

    The main consideration is whether or not your fish will eat them. Hikari is good food, but some fish are finicky and won't eat them.

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    Thanks, one of the reasons i got into livebearers is that i discovered that they can recognize people as the hand that feeds them. I did not realize they possessed this intellect. So i want to go with pellets because i think they will be more interactive. And i know hikari is good food. its what i feed/fed all of my cichlids and former marine fish. I also have a bunch of HIkari Betta BioGold+ pellets, can i feed swords this?
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    The pellets will readily sink if you take a pinch if them and release them below surface while slowly rubbing them between your fingers.

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