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Platiesareawesome 06-25-2013 07:28 PM

Ember tetra feeding
 
Hello! yesterday I got my first fish, 3 ember tetras. I fed them today, but they would just spit the food out because it was too big for them. ( I feed them new life spectrum small fish formula, and the pellet size is 0.5 mm). Can I split/crush the food? How can I do this? Thanks!

Khazmachi 06-26-2013 06:02 PM

You could try crushing it up. If that doesn't work buy some flake or other type. It'll give you an excuse to see if anything is new at your LFS. I like to feed a variety of food anyway.

librarygirl 06-26-2013 06:41 PM

That's the same food I feed my embers, they don't seem to have a problem with it. You can try grinding it a bit with a spoon and see if that helps though. Either that or they don't like the taste; mine seem to like it but maybe yours are finicky. :) You can also try soaking some in Garlic Guard, see if that helps make it more palatable for them. Hikari also makes a small fish pellet you can try.

Rivercats 06-26-2013 07:00 PM

You could also call the store and see what food they were feeding. New foods don't always go over very well in the beginning. Also if you could get a few more Ember's as they will feel much more secure in larger numbers.

Platiesareawesome 06-26-2013 07:30 PM

Thanks for the answers! I crushed the food and gave it to them, and they ate the food like tiny little sharks! The only problem is after a minute of the tetras eating, I tried to net the food out so the tetras wouldn't over eat, but I couldn't as the powder/pellets was/were too small to net out of the water, so the tetras continued to eat. Is this a problem?

Rivercats 06-26-2013 07:37 PM

No it won't hurt and just remember the next time you feed them that a tiny spec, like 3 pieces crushed goes a long long way... lol!

Platiesareawesome 06-26-2013 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rivercats (Post 2534773)
No it won't hurt and just remember the next time you feed them that a tiny spec, like 3 pieces crushed goes a long long way... lol!

Hahaha! :lol: Okay thanks!


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