Tips on feeding a community tank? Do you just feed an appropriate amount and hope/assume everyone will get something?
I have a new tank (cycled) with a 10 harlequin rasboras and 11 neon tetras right now. I'm going to add a school of panda cories, a school of glo tetras, and a couple of dwarf gourami tomorrow when my LFS
goes to select his fish for the week.
So feeding - the rasboras eat like there's no tomorrow. It's a crazy feeding frenzy. I've had them for 3 days only, and they are currently eating NLS tropical flakes. The neons don't really come above the middle of the tank, so at first I kind of just tried to shove some broken up flakes down into the water column which didn't work out. So I pipetted some blood worms down to them, which they appreciated. Yesterday, I picked up some sinking pellets, which work better for the neons, but I wasn't thinking and I got the normal size pellets which do not fit in their mouths, so I have to crush them up and try to sink them down. I'll pick up the small fish pellets today.
I guess I'm just looking for tips - is this what most people do? Is there a better way to feed the neons since they won't come to the top? I do have sinking shrimp pellets and sinking veggie sticks for the cories when they arrive, and I assume the gouramis will be happy with what I feed my bettas and will come to the top for it. I also have at my disposal frozen daphnia, frozen bloodworms, and frozen brine shrimp which I feed to the dwarf puffer (who is in his own separate tank, as are all the bettas in different, separate tanks).
p.s. I have a 55 gallon tank, so not trying to cram all these fish into a tiny space.