Food for green corys and amano shrimp

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by el337, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    First off, I just picked up 6 green corys and 2 amano shrimp today at my LFS! Woohoo! :;banaman

    Ok now my question.... I fed all my fish NLS sinking pellets (1mm) about 5 hours ago but it didn't seem the corys were able to fit them in their mouths so I don't think they ate them. They kinda picked them up in their mouths and dropped them. Afterwards, I had a duh moment and thought maybe I should've crushed them a little first. Anyway, the pellets are all gone because of my piggy guppies.

    I'm wondering now if I should turn off the lights and drop a Hikari sinking wafer (contains spirulina, silkworm and krill) as a chance for my corys and shrimp to find and eat? Tomorrow is a fast day for my fish and since today is the first day having the corys and shrimp in my tank, I wanted them to eat a little first. What do you think? Should I go ahead and drop the wafer with the lights out hoping my guppies don't get at them or just wait til Saturday to feed? And also how many should I drop in there?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I've heard that you need to feed cories catfish pellets. They don't normally eat algae so I don't think they'd really go for the wafers. Either way, Hikari wafers are full of fillers! Omega one veggie rounds are much better in nutritional value.

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  3. ScoutsfishWell Known MemberMember

    I would drop the wafer in after the lights go out:) cories are great scavengers and ime, love any kind of food you let drop down to the bottom of the tank. Mine know right away when I've dropped an algae wafer in the tank and immediately start searching for it, even if it is stuck on a plant leaf right above them. haha they are very fun to watch! I hope you enjoy yours!!

    Or if you don't want to feed them tonight, what about moving your fasting day up until Saturday? Wouldn't hurt, and that way the fish for sure got some food. I find that the stores usually don't feed their fish nearly enough, so I try to feed any new ones once they've settled in the tanks. They may not eat it right away, but if they're hungry they have the chance to eat something:)
  4. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Oh these aren't algae wafers. I'll look into the omega. I must have a shelf full of food that will last me till eternity bc I keep hearing of better food.

    Thanks! I did drop the wafers after lights out and they did find them. Of course the pig guppies realized what the corys were doing and squeezed in to take a few bites.
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  5. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    If you crush the pellets & feed after lights out the corys will find it while the rest of the fish are resting

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