Just wondering what the best food for silverdollars are. I know they are herbivores, and I don't have live plants so what direction should I go here? Maybe some lettuce? Or can I feed them the same flakes and crisps that I do my tetras, and danios?
My Silver Dollars love Romaine Lettuce. They get 1 leaf every morning and it's usually devoured in less than 2 hours. They eat the leaf and the rib. Many times I've gone to my tank after feeding them and all I find is the plant weights I use to weight the leaf down. (it's my understanding that Ice Berg lettuce has no nutritional value for humans so I don't feed that to my fish either).
They also love the green skin off of zucchinI which I feed to my Pleco. They usually dine together
Another good food for them is Algae Wafers. It's fun watching them chase each other around the tank for the wafer. No one is ever harmed. The wafer changes from mouth to mouth all the time.
I feed mine a flake food and then actually the marine seaweed you can buy in the fish store (because no one in my house eats lettuce or zuccunI so I don't have any right now but I have a saltwater tank that we feed this as well) then since they're in a tank with cichlids I do also usually give a few cichlids pelets and I've seen one of the three I have go CRAZY for them.
I'm going to have to try some algae wafers soon that sounds just too cute