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Old 10-12-2021, 07:49 PM   #1
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Blue Rams eating but not eating?

I got two electric blue rams a few days ago. Theyíre active and healthy looking. BUT! When I feed them, they eat like crazy but spit everything back out. Iím feeding them flakes and dried bloodworms. Any clues at to whatís going on and what I should do will be super appreciated.

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You're probably overfeeding?
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You're probably overfeeding?


Iím watching them from the second I put the food in (twice a day) and it doesnít seem that one morsel stays in their mouths. They certainly grab a lot - they seem hungry- but just spit it all back out.
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Thatís how most fish eat, I wouldnít be worried personally. You could try smaller sized food. Also twice a day is a lot to feed IMO.
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Thatís how most fish eat, I wouldnít be worried personally. You could try smaller sized food. Also twice a day is a lot to feed IMO.


Thanks, BigRedReefs. I ended up calling someone that my supplier recommended as knowledgeable about rams/cichlids. He mentioned that itís a normal eating habit for them. Eat/spit, eat/spitÖ.. and the good news is that the rams are now pooíing like crazy so I figure they must be ingesting something
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