Fish Food And Cycle Question Question

  1. Fredbetta86

    Fredbetta86 Well Known Member Member

    So I was feeding my Betta Brine Shrimp in his 10 gallon and one of the pieces he didn’t see and it got lost somewhere. I dropped food before like this and never had any spikes so I’m wondering what happens to the food? Does it eventually disintegrate and/or does the Beneficial Bacteria eat it?
  2. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    Left over food in the gravel decomposes over time. It will release ammonia as part of the decomposition process, but so long as it isn't too much your bacteria will easily be able to process that ammonia
  3. Franco

    Franco Valued Member Member

    I actually just completed cycling my 10 gallon tank using exclusively fish food. It took a while but it is definitely an effective way of introducing ammonia into the tank that the bacteria can process.
  4. OP

    Fredbetta86 Well Known Member Member

    Ok thank you that’s what I was thinking. I think my fish found it anyways lol.