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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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new neon tetras

so ive had these tetras for about 3-5 days now and they're not eating the food i gave them and its really pissing me off. i bought the hikari micro wafers and they swim up to them and just swim away. how long does it take for them to accept the food.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:05 AM
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Mine take any SMALL foods at the surface or midwater
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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well these are SMALL. but they swim up to the pellets take a bite then spit them out then swim away. literally for the past few days i've had them
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 02:50 PM
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are you feeding flakes as well? maybey the pellets are just too large for them to handle


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Try tropical flake food better.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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ill try some flake food. the only thing is they dont really swim to the top yet.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:39 PM
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I just tried some shrimp pellets last night all my fish were going crazy eating them.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 PM
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if you dip your finger with the flakes into the water then release the food then the flakes will evenly disperse and on all levels better, giving your fish a better chance of getting it


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:54 PM
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Flake will probably work. Mine are less than a week in the tank and will feed in the upper half of the tank.
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