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My GBR and Cory's won't eat

I got 1 GBR and 3 Cory's on Wednesday. They seem to be happy and healthy, but they won't eat. I went today and bough some frozen bloodworms and they just sank to the bottom. I left them in there hoping that they'll pick at them while I'm at work, but neither seems interested. My Cardinals and Neons as well as my RCS are non stop eaters. My water is good. Maybe a little hard, but I haven't done PH.

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When I set up my Bolivian ram tank, they didn't eat for a couple days. They would pick at the gravel occasionally but that was it. Then I dropped in some spirluna pellets on day 4. They went nuts. I don't know if they just love it or if they finally got hungry enough. Now they attack whichever pellets I put in on the way down. I have Cory Ehrhardti in the tank also and I've never seen them eat. They're eating something though because its been two months and they're going strong. Just give them a couple more days. If you have some pellets give them a try. Mine don't go nuts over freeze dried blackworms but I only tried them twice. Be patient
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Thanks. I do have some super tiny cichlid pellets. I'm getting sick of having to net all the food out and stir up the sand. I dropped in about 5 Ramshorns last night and I may put in another 20 RCS to help with cleanup.

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I wonder if maybe the lack of plants is an issue? Things are growing in well and there are plenty of places to hide. I'm sticking with Fissidins, Java Moss, and Java Fern

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The Cory's ate some pellets and flake today, but the GBR still seems uninterested

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The Cory's and the GBR seemed hungry today and a little thin. I tossed in some flake on my lunch break and it was all gone when I got home. They still seemed hungry and I wasn't sure how much they ate vs. the tetras so I thawed some blood worms and threw them in and they went nuts... finally!! The GBR ate until he couldn't fit anymore (literally has been swimming around with a part of a bloodworm hanging out of his mouth). I'm probably going to wait another week and then add another 3 Cory's, 10 - 15 Neons, and one or two female GBR's to go with the male

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Good news! Glad to hear it.
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That's great. I guess they just needed an adjustment period.
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Glad to hear they're eating. Gbr can definitely be a little sensitive when you first add them. Mine werent to picky at first but after about 5 months they wont eat anything other than freeze dried blood worms. They dont even go for the frozen brine shrimp! Favorite fish in my tank though. Hope you enjoy them.
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