A quick question, just started

  1. J

    JamesTosches New Member Member

    Hey guys. I have 5 tropical Neon Tetras. They are doing very well so far, so much as their color says. The water is cycled. All of that is a go. However, on weekdays I wake up about 6:30-7:00 AM. How much tropical fish food flake should I feed the 5 of them? I only put a few in this morning. I cant really tell if they are eating it because they kind of nibble through the water, never actively bite into it. Any help/comments? As for the weekends, I feed them when I wake up, which is whenever.

    Thanks so much,
  2. l

    luke355027355027 Well Known Member Member

    Welcome to fishlore

    For feeding not much maybe about 5 flakes overfeeding will cause water problems. Now if they don't come up to the surface you could turn off the aerator or decrease the water flow in the filter while you feed them. When you are done turn everything back on. If they still don't come to the surface you could try holding the flakes together and hold them underwater until they sink.
  3. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    Hello and welcome to Fishlore:;hi2
    it would help us a lot if you filled out your aquarium info. how long have you had the neons? if just recently, then they may still be settling in to their new home. a good rule to follow is enough of flakes for them to eat in 2-3 minutes. neons do not need a lot as they are very small, and i have never seen my neons really attack their food

  4. OP

    JamesTosches New Member Member

    Thanks so much guys. I got two on Saturday and 3 more on Sunday. They are very new. I'll just start with 3 flakes and see where that goes.
  5. I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    My neons wait for the food to sink there not at all agressive eaters at the surface.
  6. OP

    JamesTosches New Member Member

    Thanks imca29
  7. I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    Im here to help :D
  8. D

    Doernuth New Member Member

    I just recently got some neons as well. They are in a tank with some black neons, von rios and glowlights. Of the group the neons are the least aggressive. I have found that they like freeze dried bloodworms. Maybe a treat will get them moving.
  9. l

    luke355027355027 Well Known Member Member

    Depending on your tank size I would reccomend maybe two mollies they stay small won't bother neons and will eat food off the surface and the neons will eat what falls down. You should probally fill out your tank info so we can help
  10. jerilovesfrogs

    jerilovesfrogs Fishlore VIP Member

    I have a feeling what ever tank size he has...won't be big enough for mollies...who can get to a pretty.good size, and produce a lot of waste

  11. L

    Lupinus Valued Member Member

    You could always try pellets. They tend to sink a bit and my platys go nuts over them when I feed the cories
  12. OP

    JamesTosches New Member Member

    Thanks guys.