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Old 07-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Black Skirt Tetras

As much as I love mine, they do frustrate me a bit. Why? They steal everyone's food! They will pick up the Cories' pellets and attempt to eat them, moving them all about the tank. I have been thinking about getting some larger sinking foods for the Cories, but am unsure if that will work. What do you think?

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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Feed them at night.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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I love my black skirts but they are hogs. Even eating shrimp pellets whole. I have cories, a male Bolivian ram and kuhli loaches. Here's what I do: I have round sinking bottom feeder tablets and those sink real fast. With the shrimp pellets, I place them in the filter outflow. They get a speedy ride to the bottom.
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My Black Skirt Tetras don't bother any other fish, not even over food.
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I call mine my piranhas... I drop all food into the flow of my filter so it sinks down and the other fish can catch it on its way up.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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My guys even go as far as going down to the bottom and picking up the darn shrimp pellets! LOL. I am always so worried my Cories don't get enough to eat.
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