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Another feeding question

I have 12 dwarf corys in a 10g tank, how much should I be feeding them? As they're the only fish in the tank at the moment and I don't want to overfeed and hurt the water quality, I've been feeding one Hikari sinking carnivore pellet a day. Is that enough?

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do they finish it before the end of the day? if so then that should be enough

I have 10 ammanos in a 10g and I have to feed 1/4 of a pellet or else it gets moldy after the 2nd or 3rd day . I think keep feeding just 1 a day until you notice they're not finishing the food then start spacing it out .


you can try two a day and see if they finish that just to make sure they're well fed . also stick to 50% water change a week and you won't have to worry about over feeding since it will be reset on the weekend

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do they finish it before the end of the day? if so then that should be enough

I have 10 ammanos in a 10g and I have to feed 1/4 of a pellet or else it gets moldy after the 2nd or 3rd day . I think keep feeding just 1 a day until you notice they're not finishing the food then start spacing it out .


you can try two a day and see if they finish that just to make sure they're well fed . also stick to 50% water change a week and you won't have to worry about over feeding since it will be reset on the weekend
I'm having trouble with my tap water, the ph has shot up from the low 7s to the low 9s with no increase in alkalinity so I'm leery about doing a massive water change. I'm using ph down in the water change water to get the ph at a useable level. I lost my betta in that tank because of the ph spike and a larger than normal water change. I drop one of the sinking carnivore pellets (they're small) in and it's gone within a couple of hours. I might try dropping a pellet in the early afternoon as well as one in the evening and see if they both get eaten.

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Sounds like an offgassing issue maybe? Does the tap water stabilize at a lower pH, or does it stay at the low 9's after a night out of the tap? I had a weird issue in college where tap water needed to off gas overnight, since it came out of the tap at a pH in the high 8's, but would stabilize at around the 7's after being left out at night.

Another thing to consider is, if there's gravel/sand, then sometimes fish food just disintegrates into the substrate.

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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Sounds like an offgassing issue maybe? Does the tap water stabilize at a lower pH, or does it stay at the low 9's after a night out of the tap? I had a weird issue in college where tap water needed to off gas overnight, since it came out of the tap at a pH in the high 8's, but would stabilize at around the 7's after being left out at night.

Another thing to consider is, if there's gravel/sand, then sometimes fish food just disintegrates into the substrate.
It's coming out of the tap that high and doesn't go down sitting overnight. I've been meaning to call the local water authority, however, we just got a letter from them about lead in the water (low) Someone suggested that they might be adding something to raise the ph to keep lead from getting into the water. I need to find out if it's permanent or just something they are doing temporarily.

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