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Thread: Feeding tips.

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    Default Feeding tips.

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    I was hoping people could maybe share feeding tips in this thread.
    a quick search didnt find the info I was looking for.

    One issue ive been having is fish hogging food. my red jeweleds (which are super tiny right now.) will go in and take as much food as they can and drag it to the corners and and collect as much as they can. the biggest fish dont seem to care. and then my molly school has one big guy it that nips at the other while they eat until hes had his share. ive tried putting food on both sides of the tank but the fish seem to all want to stay where the action is. I dont want to over feed them either but all my fish (except the geophangus) will eat until they are bloated. (side note Im probably just going to get rid of the red jewelleds)
    100 gal. fine sand. lots of tall rocks for hiding. no plants.

    1 emerald gourami, 10 white sailfin molly, 2 geophangus, 2 red jeweled cichlid.

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    I drop floating pellets in the tank so some fish can eat it when they feel like it and also a few beef flakes in for others and shrimp pellets for my corys. Some prefer some of the food over others so the other fish grab what one doesn't.

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    Oh yes I should have mention the foods I use. I use floating pellets (blend of foods) and two kinds of sinking pellets (one krill/shrimp, one earthworm/fishmeal). i like to give them variety. I had been avoiding flake but for no major reason. I also have some frozen blood worm as a treat once every week or so.
    100 gal. fine sand. lots of tall rocks for hiding. no plants.

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    I had similar problem wih my black skirt tetras. They hog the food and bully the rest. My solution was to rehome the black skirt. They have their own 20 gallon tank. Now i have to feed alot less. I use a tweezer and put in a small pinch of mirco pellets for the top level feeders and a small pinch underwater so it sinks down for the mid level feeders. No more feeding frenzy everyone takes their time. Not as exciting but a lot safer lol.
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