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Old 12-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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How to stop my goldfish from eating the algae wafers

Whenever I put in an algae wafer for my 4 peppered corys my glutton of a goldfish will always eat it before the corys can. I've tried hiding it behind dense plants but he always finds it. I'm worried that he will overeat and that my corys won't eat enough. I've though of putting a water bottle or something with a small opening so only the corys can get it. Any ideas?

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Old 12-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #2
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tank size and i believe corys need a heater at about 78 * but dont hold me to that, only estimating and guessing. While goldfish forsure are not to be heated as they are cold water fish. Maybe someone else can chime in.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #3
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Feed them at night when all the lights are out, including the ones in the room the tank is in. Also, don't just feed cories algae tabs, you'll want to get ones for bottom feeders that has meat in it like shrimp, they eat a variety of foods not just algae.
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No the peppered Cory's are different they prefer cooler water around 70-74 degrees.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:51 AM   #5
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Paleatus Cats are carnivores so the algea waffer is not entirely necessary. I would feed them when the lights go out and use 1/2 of a blanched pea. Mine love it. Also, Paleatus Cats can tolerate lower, sub-tropical temps. Indoors they should be just fine with goldfish. If you ever try to spwan them, you need to drip ice water in the tank and lower the temp.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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So feeding em at night will keep the goldfish from getting it? And the algae wafers was just what the guy at petco recommended when I got my first corys. They're not completely algae, they just have an algae center. The rest has other stuff I believe.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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Past feeding at night that is about it. Goldfish are pigs and will eat anything and everything
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #8
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Past feeding at night that is about it. Goldfish are pigs and will eat anything and everything
So I've learned. Thanks
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #9
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I don't know if this helps....I don't have goldfiss...only mollies, guppies, and cories.

I have a sand substrate and I just crush flake food really small and dump that in. The cories sift through the substrate and eat what lands. Alternately, I drop in extra large size flaks that are wider and thicker so the other fish don't eat it before it lands....the cories will nibble at the edges and eventually eat it.

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Old 12-17-2013, 11:38 PM   #10
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Past feeding at night that is about it. Goldfish are pigs and will eat anything and everything
Very, very true!! Just be aware that the cories may eventually become dinner as well and it will not be a happy ending for either the Cory or the goldfish.
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