How To Keep Shrimp Pellets From Getting Lost In Gravel

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1 have 4 Corys along with other fish. I have 3 different types of sinking food one of which is shrimp pellets. The other fish like these too so I usually put in 3-4 pieces so the Cory’s have a chance to get some. The shrimp pellets get picked up by the other fish and dropped and then seem to get lost in the gravel. Is there some type of feeding bag I could put them in so they don’t get pushed under the gravel?
 

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I personally would use a dish, that's what I did when I had gravel.
Strongly recommend sand with cory, they will sift through it to find food and it's much softer on their tummies.
 
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Fanatic said:
I personally would use a dish, that's what I did when I had gravel.
Strongly recommend sand with cory, they will sift through it to find food and it's much softer on their tummies.
Unfortunately, the greedy swordtail and small angelfish would pick them up out of the dish. Then they drop them in the gravel. I’d like to change to sand someday. I was thinking of some type of small mesh bag with very tight weave.
 

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Jensue said:
Unfortunately, the greedy swordfish and small angelfish would pick them up out of the dish. Then they drop them in the gravel. I’d like to change to sand someday. I was thinking of some type of small mesh bag with very tight weave.
How do you expect the fish to get into the bag?
I would hide it using your hand to insert it. Put it in places where it won't be found by the fish, just the cory.
 
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The pellet slowly comes apart in very small pieces as the poke at it. Sooner or later it would be small enough to fall out of the bag but at least they wouldn’t loose the whole pellet. Hiding it might be a possibility though.
 

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You can use a cave and feed them all at the same time. Or feed the greedy fish less and use more food so it evens out.
 

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You can try dropping shrimp pallets in after you turn off the lights in the tank. I’ve noticed that Corys go to sleep later than the other fish and continue searching the bottom when it’s dark.
 

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Jensue said:
1 have 4 Corys along with other fish. I have 3 different types of sinking food one of which is shrimp pellets. The other fish like these too so I usually put in 3-4 pieces so the Cory’s have a chance to get some. The shrimp pellets get picked up by the other fish and dropped and then seem to get lost in the gravel. Is there some type of feeding bag I could put them in so they don’t get pushed under the gravel?
I had the seem problem with my pictus catfish with the shrimp pellets, so I fed him before cutting the light on while the other fish was asleep and worked great! He was able to eat in peace
 

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I haven't bought my cories yet but was wondering the same thing. I was thinking a dish but the other fish would get it first I think. I'll have to hide it somehow
 
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