Making Sure they are Fed

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So I added 8 Green/Bronze Cories to my tank a couple weeks ago and all is well and I’m really enjoying them!

I did pick up some shrimp pellets for them as well to make sure they were getting some food at the bottom.

I watch when I feed and I do see them make their way to the pellets. My only issue is that both my angels and red eye tetras like to go pick at the pellets too. Even early on I never had to worry about un eaten flakes as the both would scavenge the bottom after a feeding looking for anything that hit the bottom.

right now I add about 10-12 pellets figuring one per Cory and extras for the other pigs in the tank.

How do you all go about making sure your bottom feeders are getting what is meant for them?
 

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First off: I admittedly don't have cories or angels. But while reading this, I thought of something that might work if your angels are bigger than your cories. (Something a lot of people do, by the way, is distract the angels/tetras with a surface flake food on one side of the tank and drop the pellets on the other side for the cories.)

You could stick a little piece of surface-sticking food (like sera o nip) onto the inside of a wide tube that will fit the cories but not the angels. The wide, short, stiff part of a siphon tube that's detached from the rest of the rig might even work, if the cories are small enough. Drop the whole thing in the tank and let them do their thing, angels get fed separately, and remove when they're done. PVC might work as well if you don't feel the need to see your fish eat.

Or you could do the same thing by cutting the sides out of a Tupperware container. Too short for the angels to swim into, if you use a certain size.
 

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Can I ask how many times a day you are feeding your fish? Not just the Corys. I only feed once daily based on advice from my local fish store but question whether it’s the right think to do.
 
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Tetrabarmy said:
Can I ask how many times a day you are feeding your fish? Not just the Corys. I only feed once daily based on advice from my local fish store but question whether it’s the right think to do.
I feed once per day. Ussually afternoons after I get home from work.

I have been dropping the flake in the front and while they eat drop the pellets at the filter discharge and it seems to help the food make its way down much better!
 

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Cody said:
I feed once per day. Ussually afternoons after I get home from work.

I have been dropping the flake in the front and while they eat drop the pellets at the filter discharge and it seems to help the food make its way down much better!
Yeah, that works sometimes for me too :) Like SM1199 said, distracting some fish by feeding them at the surface also works(as long as the tank is big enough, though with your stocking list it should be).
 

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