When I feed my fish, do I need to pre-soak the flakes and pellets? I noticed after every feeding my cardinal tetras look like they are going to explode..really turning into little balloons. Is there any explanation; should I be worried?
I don't feed any of my fish flake food. Pellets, live and frozen food only, so that means I soak everything not living before feeding.
Bump. I would like to know this toHm, is there a reason why you avoid flake food? To be honest I haven't done much research regarding food types, I justs bought one with good reviews on amazon.
Flake formulas are often less concentrated and more starchy vs pellets. They are also messier.Hm, is there a reason why you avoid flake food? To be honest I haven't done much research regarding food types, I justs bought one with good reviews on amazon.
Try alternating days between pellets and flake but feed the same amount you do now. See if that reduces their bloating.Maybe I do overfeed, but I only put a pinch of flakes crushed, and a few micro pellets - for 32 fishes (cardinal tetras, forktail ranbows and galaxy danios). They finish everything in 1 minute.
I'll try feeding less then..
Hm...I noticed when I feed my cardinal tetras are much faster than the other inhabitants - they chug down everything in a few seconds. I tried feeding in different spots simulatneously, but it looks like most of the food ends up in cardinals' bellies. How do I make sure the other fish also get to eat?
Hm, any particular pellets that you recommend for small fish (cardinal tetras, forktail rainbows, galaxy danios)? I bought some from tetra - one tube with 4 compartments, each with a different pellet...supposedly.