Fishes Disturbing Substrate After Feeding

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  1. Saan

    SaanNew MemberMember

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    So my tank looks clear and when I feed them they play around and mess the substrate. Just a few minutes after the floating pellets are cleared, my fishes- zebras and fancy guppies start scavenging the tank bed. So I tried increasing the feed hoping they would not be hungry to search food. But still they mess up. Any suggestions to prevent this?
     
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    It is in their nature i don't think you can prevent it. But i wouldn't increase their food too much cuz that will cause way more,problems than messed up substrate
     
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    My loaches and barbs always sift the sand substrate but it never makes a mess.
    What is your substrate?
     
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    Planted aquarium with sand cap. The sand is getting disturbed and is suspended in water. Takes some time to settle down again.
     
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    My only guess is the sand is very fine.
    I have a mix of bdbs and National Geographic sand in one tank and all Caribsea super natural in another. When it is disturbed, it just falls right back down.
     
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