Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
Might also ensure there was plenty of their primary food (algae).
Is said that most of these fish are still wild caught and as such,,they may or may not accept supplement's to their natural diet.
Believe from my expieriences with these fish that mature tank's,with at least some algae to eat ,will increase chances of long term survival.
Am frequently puzzled by those who go to great pain's to keep algae out of their tank's but then purchase these fish and deny them their primary food.
Most of these fish I believe, die from stress related to capture,transport,and then placed in fairly new tank's where there is little of their favorite food.
Some report success with vegetable matter,algae wafer's,but many many more don't readily take to these it seem's.
Placing some smooth stones in glass bowl in window that receives full sun would encourage algae to grow on the stone's, and then these could be added to the tank once these little ones have cleaned available algae.