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you could try that, or you could just give them the pellets right off. its really up to the fish if they wunna try new things or not. also, you could try to ween them off the flakes by making the pellets their 1st meal of the day (when they are the most hungry) and then giving them just a little bit of flakes later on (of you feed more then once a day), and maybe mix a few pellets in there with them. its really up to the fish how you get them started on pellets. like i said, my betta was a brat about eating flakes, but my new betta eats anything, and i've only had him since monday.firemouthfreak said:Hmm.. So could I not feed them for 2 days and put the pellets in?
i don't think it would, as long as you feed them well when they do accept the pelletsfiremouthfreak said:Well the parents never eat the pellets. I tried feeding the fry pellets and they just spit it out, but I was wondering when they get bigger and they won't take to it and I don't feed them for a few days, will this affect their growth?
Ok thanks for the info!btate617 said:It won't effect them at all. If it takes 4 or 5 days again I wouldn't worry. I don't think I would go a week with smaller tropicals, but with cichlids I wouldn't give it a second thought.
When I moved my Frontosa's from one tank to a bigger one when the group was around 4-6" the smaller ones took about 3 weeks to start eating again and two of the bigger ones took 5 weeks. Like I said I wouldn't worry about it too much. And not just that group, it isn't that uncommon, especially with a new food, for cichlids to throw a fit and not eat. Trust me eventually they will eat what you are offering, with no effect to them. One thing I would suggest don't get nervous and think you better feed flakes, they will fill up and hold out waiting for you to do it again.
that's always the hardest part! i hate it so much! i have top resist the urge every time i look at my new betta, Plutto >.< he's always hungry! XDfiremouthfreak said:Alrighty. Now I have to fight the urge to feed the little guy.