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Old 10-20-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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feeding my chromis

Ok...I am feeding my chromis sinking pellet food a couple of times a day. I'm careful not to feed too much but still a lot of the pellets drop to the bottom and the chromis don't seem to eat them off the bottom. What would be a good new tenant to keep the bottom clean ? I already have 5 turbo snails but I'm not sure they are interested in the pellets.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Try nassarius snails brilliant at cleaning up uneaten food.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Get a fire shrimp, mine can seem to smell food a mile a away. As soon as food goes in my tank he's off, any foods the fish don't get as it floats down he soon gobbles away.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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This is a brand new tank. Would uneaten food be enough to keep a fire shrimp alive...
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Serpent starfish or nassarius snails. My nassarius pop out of the sand like zombies to get food lol
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so I guess my turbos won't eat the food ?
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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If its a new tank dont get shrimp or starfish but as said the nassirus snail is a good member of your cuc and can be added
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:30 PM   #8
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I placed my shrimp in my tank after adding only 2 previous fish and he doing fine as long as you are feeding the tank he should be able to find bits the fish seem to miss. Also watching him dive across the rocks to get freshly added brine shrimp is an awesome sight, he's almost as quick as the fish at feed time.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #9
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Once a day feeding will be fine! It will help cut down on your tank bio-load as well.

Feed them some frozen Mysis shrimp as well from time to time, at least twice a week, not just the pellets. Switch it up with some brine shrimp and some squid.

It's real easy! I got the little dixi cups from wal-mart (Plastic) and I put the frozen cube in the cup along with a pinch of marine pellets. I than just go to my tank dip it in the tank to fill the cup up past the cube and set it aside for an hour. I than swirl the cup around to loosen it all up and dumb in the tank! Don't put the cube in frozen in your tank! They can't eat it that way. LOL

I like this pack right here as it gives all my fish everything they need and it keeps switching it up from time to time so they don't just eat one thing.

Aquarium Fish Food: San Francisco Bay Brand Frozen Saltwater Multi-Pack

Also like one person already said, give your tank a little time before putting in a CUC, you don't want your CUC to die because there is nothing to eat!
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