How do I make my fish flakes sink?

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by JakesAquarium, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. JakesAquariumNew MemberMember

    How do I make my fish flakes sink?

    My Tetras prefer the flakes to be sinking, and not floating, any suggestions on how to make them sink?


  2. VulpesValued MemberMember

    Pinch the flakes and then dip your fingers with the flakes into the water.Then watch the flakes slowly descend as they are gobbled up by your fish. :)

  3. JakesAquariumNew MemberMember

    Thanks for this! I will try it next time I feed them :)

  4. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    This is good advice! They just need to be saturated with water and they'll drop.
  5. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    i have a HOB and i drop some by the water that is falling out of it and the current of the water pushes the flakes all the way to the bottom.
  6. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Get a small cup and fill it with your tank water. Drop a few flakes and mix them, let them soak for a few seconds. Then just drop them in. My fish go crazy lol

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  7. CatahoolaValued MemberMember

    I do the same as AquaticBrandon. The tetras never seem to notice the flakes so all the other fish gobble them up before they can get to them. You can also get pellets, which don't really float, and some people say they are better for fish. Sinking the flakes also prevents fish from gulping air which isn't good for them. I've also put the flakes right under the water coming out of the filter, which sends them down to the bottom but that makes them sink too fast and the tetras don't notice them then either....
  8. GeoffreyWell Known MemberMember

    I do the same as Brandon, but instead of pouring it in, I use a turkey baster. Before I soaked my flakes, all my neon tetras gulped air during feeding time and would float to the top if they didn't swim down, creating a sort of bobbing motion. It was pretty funny, but I can't imagine it being healthy for them.
  9. JakesAquariumNew MemberMember

    Yes, it worked thank you :)

    Where can i get these?

    Thank u, I will try this next feed too.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 1, 2015
  10. New Fish in TownWell Known MemberMember

    Do like everyone else said and let them float for a few seconds. Then touch them with your fingers and they will sink.
  11. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    HOB is a Hang On The Back filter

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  12. JakesAquariumNew MemberMember

    Oh haha, cheers

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