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Old 06-23-2011, 05:12 AM   #11
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I guess it's possible, but it's not likely. I've had fry and wild caught fish that refuse to eat prepared foods, but that's a little different than a standard community fish. If they are eating other stuff and just being picky then just starve them for a while, they'll eventually figure out they need to be eating it lol.

If they did 'starve to death' it would take weeks without food.
Well, my discus seem to only take pellets and flakes from the worm cup, in place of actual worms. They actually spit out the pellets. Ant tips on making the NLS pellets more palatable?
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:20 AM   #12
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yes, cut back on feeding.

Mine went from slowly grazing to voraciously attacking pellets in the water column in a few weeks time.

My discus did the same thing for a while with NLS pellets, until I cut back on their food and gave them some tankmates. They soon figured out that if they don't eat them while they can, they were going to go hungry.
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yes, cut back on feeding.

Mine went from slowly grazing to voraciously attacking pellets in the water column in a few weeks time.

My discus did the same thing for a while with NLS pellets, until I cut back on their food and gave them some tankmates. They soon figured out that if they don't eat them while they can, they were going to go hungry.
Do you soak the pellets or do anything special to them?
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nope, not a thing.
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nope, not a thing.
Alright, thanks for the help jet
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All of my fish have become accustomed to the nls except my skirt tetras. Those jerks would rather starve. They nibble from time to time but for the most part they will only eat frozen or flake.
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I've got a pair of black skirt tetras in a community tank that blow the surface of the water up no matter what I put in for them. I think the competition drives them to feed more aggressively.
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They aren't going to starve to death. Don't feed them for a couple of days and then give them the food that you want them to eat. Repeat. They will get the hint. Let us know how you make out.
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