Removing uneaten food

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by jamesonuk, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. jamesonukValued MemberMember

    I added 10 Dwarf Rainbowfish earlier today. They seem to have settled in OK and were swimming all over the tank.

    I put three or four flakes of food in and one got a nibble but the rest just ended up on the substrate. In trying to get it out all I ended up doing was making it disintegrate...

    Is a siphon / gravel cleaner the only way to get it out? (I guess this would remove quite a bit of water just to get rid of one flake)

    So today's stupid newbie question is what is the easiest way to get rid of uneaten food?
  2. AshleyBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Go with the gravel siphon.

    Best of luck with your picky eaters! :)
  3. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    A turkey baster would get it out, it's one of my most useful aquarium tools for small cleaning jobs
  4. XanderWell Known MemberMember

  5. gilpiValued MemberMember

  6. jamesonukValued MemberMember

    Might need to buy another cupboard for all this fish stuff ;)
  7. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    How big is your tank? In order to put that many in a tank your tank has to be pretty big.
  8. jamesonukValued MemberMember

    Tank is 180l (think that is 47.5 of your US gallons)

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