Removing uneaten food

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

  1. jamesonuk

    jamesonuk Valued Member Member

    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. AshleyBetta

    AshleyBetta Well Known Member Member

    Go with the gravel siphon.

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

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

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

    Xander Well Known Member Member

    Seconding the turkey baster.
  5. g

    gilpi Valued Member Member

    Aha turkey baster! Great idea. I just saw that this week being used in a reef tank.
  6. OP

    jamesonuk Valued Member Member

    Might need to buy another cupboard for all this fish stuff ;)
  7. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    jamesonuk Valued Member Member

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

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