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Old 06-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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I went to a fish store wanting to buy a better food. The employee sold me New Spectrum cichlid sinking pellets. I have tropical fish and he assured me that the formulas are all the same except for the pellet size. I got home and fed my fish and as the pellets were sinking the fish were spitting them out. Will they get used to them or did I fall for a sale?
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NLS is a good food. A bit overpriced in the LFS but it's good quality.
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Hi all,
I went to a fish store wanting to buy a better food. The employee sold me New Spectrum cichlid sinking pellets. I have tropical fish and he assured me that the formulas are all the same except for the pellet size. I got home and fed my fish and as the pellets were sinking the fish were spitting them out. Will they get used to them or did I fall for a sale?
The various NLS are about the same formula from what I can tell, but I feed all my pellet eating fish the Thera+ A formula (different sized pellets). It's the best from what I can tell and my Goldies, Betta and Cards all love it. All my snails and shrimp love it too lol.
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So do you all think my fish will eventually eat it? It sinks quickly and they seem to try and chew it and spit it out. It seems like the only ones to benifit will be my Cories and pleco. The employee at the lfs said the cichlid formula will work regrding the size of the pellets, 2mm.
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2mm is pretty big, especially for smaller fish. I feed mine .5mm pellets, my tetras won't eat the 1mm pellets.
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I use 1mm for over seventy percent of my fish, even my large mbuna/peacocks are still fed on that size. With small fish under 1.5" I would only use the 0.5mm, what your looking for is the fish can swallow the pellet whole without chewing on it which produces more waste. I have fish that are fed on 7.5mm and it's still to small, finding the right side pellet is important.
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I should have asked the forum first, it was an on the spot thing. Thanks
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Maybe try soaking them in a bit of tank water first to soften them up?
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the 1mm is a bit big for most of my community type stuff, guppies, etc, I prefer using .4-.6mm pellets for those.
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I will switch in the future but will try soaking them first too. Thanks all.
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