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    Default How to feed my corydoras?

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    Hi, I have read some other threads and they say WHAT to feed, but the thing is my danios and tetras eat all the stuff before it has sunk to the bottom or they eat it off the bottom. There never seems enough for my corys. I have used those Tetra sinking tabs of veggie algea as well and the fish pick and pick at them til it is pretty much gone.
    What am I doing wrong?

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    AND those algea wafers cloud the water!

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    Have you tried feeding the corys about an hour after lights out? As far as the wafers clouding the water, I would try a different brand of wafer. Hikari makes a good one that is widely available.
    125g - 6 Zig Zag Rainbows, 6 Turquoise Rainbows, 6 Boesmani Rainbows, 5 otos, 6 corys

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    Oh, ok. I will try that. Do the danios and tetras not see so good in the dark? I know the corys find food by touch......

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    The danios and tetras kind of go to sleep after the lights are out. The corys will find it if they are hungry.

    How many corys do you have?
    125g - 6 Zig Zag Rainbows, 6 Turquoise Rainbows, 6 Boesmani Rainbows, 5 otos, 6 corys

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    I only have two but I am getting another. I only have 20 gallon so don't want to overstock. I have 5 danios and 3 tetras. (and the two corys)

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    I would only give them one wafer per feeding then.
    125g - 6 Zig Zag Rainbows, 6 Turquoise Rainbows, 6 Boesmani Rainbows, 5 otos, 6 corys

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    Another thing to try is putting some flake in for your tetras and then drop in a sinking pellet for your corys, this means they might have the time they need to get to the pellet. I would say get another 4 corys, they do very good in schools of 6+
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Corydoras are mostly carnivorious so algae wafers are not a good staple food for them. They do eat SOME vegetation/algae, but their main food source should be meat-based. Some kind of shrimp pellet will be appreciated. Distract your tetras on one end of the tank with some flake food while dropping a shrimp pellet into the other end of the tank for the corydoras.
    "The Dumpster Tank" 26g flat back hex - Bolivian rams, Checker barbs, Harlequin and porkchop rasbora, neon tetra, SAE, otocinclus

    "Mini Mbuna" 20g long - 1 M. pulpican, 1 M. joanjohnsonae

    "Electric Blue Acara Tank" 75g - Giant danio, tiger barb, Bristlenose pleco

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    Ditto on nikelodeon's reply: Mine do well on shrimp pellets. Corys will eat a lot, but they don't eat any of the algae in my tank. They do eat some of my guppy's leftover food, which is veggie-based, and I also feed them frozen bloodworms and freeze-dried tubifex, though it doesn't sink very easily, and they definitely prefer the bloodworms. I also have some sinking wafers meant for bottom feeders like loaches, and they seem to take to those (I think they're made by Aqueon, and they don't break apart, but I can't find them to tell you exactly what they are). I hope that helps!
    2.5 gallon!
    Betta splendens, no plants, sponge filter

    20 gallon
    (new - work in progress)

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