Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-28-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 20
fish not finding/eating food on floor

So I added two fish to my first saltwater tank (30 g). I'm using pellets to feed them but they seem to be having a little trouble finding them. They'll see and eat them if they notice the pellets when they are sinking to the bottom, however, once the pellets are on the sandy bottom they ignore them. I'm just wondering if this is potentially a problem? Can fish eat food off of sand? Will it just take a while for them to notice it?

(oh, and the fish i have are a blue damsel and a dart fish)

fairtrade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 40
it could cause a problem but pellets tend to dissolve and get filtered. i had a nitrate spike b/c i feed my fish frozen food and it sank to the bottom and they didn't eat them. i only had damsels and clowns in there. depending on what time of fish you have, some will eat off the sandbed. i have 2 tangs and they pick the food off the bottom.

jsa83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
mr_X's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
i would feed something else, and get that uneaten food off of the sand bed as soon as possible, or you are going to have more than a nitrate spike.
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote

eat, eating, food

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article: What You Should Know About Fish Nutrition Fishguy2727 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-01-2012 08:41 AM
A primer on un-filtered aquariums BlackMagic Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 1 08-07-2011 07:25 PM
New, Angel Fish Question. Pitluvs Cichlid Discussion 4 07-20-2011 03:19 PM
Storing fish food after you open it MartinBlank Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 06-24-2011 12:05 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.