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Old 11-18-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-18-2012, 06:05 AM   #2
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Mine take any SMALL foods at the surface or midwater
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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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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Old 11-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-18-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Try tropical flake food better.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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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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Old 11-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #7
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I just tried some shrimp pellets last night all my fish were going crazy eating them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #9
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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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